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TOWN OF ANDOVER, MASS. 

1899 

ANNUAL REPORT OF 

TOWN OFFICERS, Including 
Reports of the WATER AND 
SEWER COMMISSIONERS, jt 




THE 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



For the Financial Year Ending January 12, 1899 




Andover, Mass. 

THE ANDOVER PRESS 

1899 



CONTENTS. 



Abatement of Taxes, 72 

Almshouse, 87 

Personal Property at, 88 

Relief out of, 82 

Remaining in, 87 

Repairs at, 81 

Anniversary, 250th, 68 

Assessors' Report, 98 

Assets, 99 

Auditors' Certificate, 106 

Ballardvale Engine House, 64 

Boulders, The 69 

Bonds, Redemption of, 71 

Cemetery Com., Report of, 94 

Chief Engineer's Report, 89 

Chief of Police, Report, 91 

Cities and Towns, 85 

Collector's Account, 97 

Commonwealth, 84 

Cornell Fund, 93 

County Tax, 72 

Dump, Care of, 71 

Dep't Recommendations, 112 

Fire Alarm, 64 

Fire Department, 62 

Hay Scales, 70 

Highways and Bridges, 37 

Highway Surveyor , 56 

Horses and Drivers, 55 

Insurance, 73 

Interest on Notes and Funds, 72 

Liabilities. 99 

Librarian's Report, 120 

Lunatic Hospitals, 85 

Macadam Roads, 53 
Memorial Hall Trustees' 

Report, 1 1 7 



Memorial Day. 


68 


Military Aid, 


68 


Miscellaneous, 


74 


Notes discounted. 


73 


Notes paid, 


73 


Overseers of Poor, 


79 


Park Commission. 


65 


Park Commissioners' Report. 


107 


Printing and Stationery, 


70 


Pnnchard Free School, 


110 


Schedule of Town Property. 


78 


School-houses, 


33 


Schools, 


30 


School Books and Supplies. 


35 


Selectmen's Account, 


30 


Sidewalks, 


51 


Sinking: Fund, 


71 


Snow, Removal of. 


40 


Soldier's Relief, 


83 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


69 


State Aid 


Q6 


State Aid. — War with Spain. 


67 


State Highway, 


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State Tax, 


72 


Street Lighting, 


71 


Summary of Appropriations 




and Receipts, 


76 


Summary of Selectmen's Orders 


, 77 


Town House, 


61 


Town Meetings, 


5 


Town Officers, 


59 


Town Warrant, 


113 


Treasurer's Account, 


99 


Waterworks maintenance, 


71 


Ware Fund. 


71 



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TOWN OFFICERS, 1898. 



Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of Poor. 

WILLIAM G. GOLDSMITH, Term expires March, 1899 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, " " " 1900 

JOHN S. STARK. Secretary, " " " 1899 

Town Clerk and Tax Collector. 
ABRAHAM MARLAND. 

Town Treasurer. 
GEORGE A. PARKER. 

School Committee. 

J. NEWTON COLE, Chairman, 
Mrs. LIZZIE A. WILSON, 
Mrs. ELLA S. MORRILL, 
JOHN" L. BREWSTER, 
GEORGE D. PETTEE, 
WILLIAM SHAW. 
JOHN ALDEN, 
JOHN N. COLE, 
WILLIAM ODLIN, 

Superintendent of Schools. 
G. E. JOHNSON. 

Water Commissioners. 

JOHN H. FLINT, Chairman. Term expires March. 1899 

FELIX G. HAYNES, Secretary, « « " 1900 

JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD, * « « « 1901 

Waterworks Superintendent 
JOHN E. SMITH. 

Engineers of Fire Department. 

LEWIS T. HARDY, Chief, GEORGE D. LAWSON, Clerk 
ANDREW McTERXEN, LOUIS A. DANE. 

ALLEN SIMPSON. 



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Park Commissioners. 

ALBERT POOR, Chairman, Term expires March, 1900 

FRANK S. MILLS, " " " 1901 

CHARLES L. CARTER, « " " 1899 

Highway Surveyor. 
GEORGE W. CHANDLER, Term expires 1899 

Board of Health. 

CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M. D., Chairman, Term expires 1901 
J. A. LEITCH, M. D, " « 1900 

HOWELL F. WILSON, " " 1899 

Sewer Commissioners. 

WILLIAM S. JENKINS, Chairman, Term expires 1900 

JOHN L. SMITH, " " 1899 

JOHN E. SMITH, " " 1901 

Chief of Police. 
GEORGE W. MEARS. Appointed. 

Constables. 

GEO. W. MEARS, WILLIAM L. FRYE, 

ELMER H. SHATTUCK. 

Trustees of Memorial Hall. 

GEORGE W. FOSTER, Term expires 1905 

FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, 

C. C. CARPENTER, 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, 

FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, 

JOSEPH A. SMART, 

E. KENDALL JENKINS, 

Trustees of Punchard Free School. — Terms expire 1901. 

GEORGE H. POOR, SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL 

HORACE H. TYER, MYRON E. GUTTERSON, 

GEORGE A. PARKER. 

Auditors. 

CHARLES B. JENKINS, GEORGE A. HIGGINS, 

W. BYRON MORSE. 



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TOWN MEETINGS. 



Annual Town Meeting, March 7, 1898. 



Warrant* 

Essex ss. : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover. Greeting: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of 
the Town of Andover, qualified to vote in town affairs, to 
meet and assemble in the Town House, in said Andover, on 
Monday, the seventh day of March, 1898, at nine o'clock, 
a. M., to act on the following articles, namely : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2nd. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector 
of Taxes, one member of the Board of Selectmen, Assessors 
and Overseers of the Poor for one year or three years as the 
meeting may determine, and one member for one year to fill 
vacancy, one member of the Board of Health for three years, 
and one member for two yca»s to fill vacancy, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, one Water Commis- 
sioner for three years, one Trustee of the Memorial Hall for 
seven years, one Sewer Commissioner for three years. Super- 



intendent of Streets, five Trustees of Punchard School for 
three years, one or more Auditors of Accounts, Constables, 
Fence Viewers, Field Drivers, Surveyors of Lumber, a Pound 
Keeper, Fire Wards and any other officers the town may 
determine to choose. 

Article 3d. — To take action on the following question: 
-" Shall Licenses be granted for the sale of Intoxicating 
Liquors in this town ? " 

Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for Schools, School-houses. School Books and 
Supplies, Highways and Bridges, Sidewalks, Removing 
Snow, Horses and Drivers, Town Officers, Town House, Hay 
Scales, Fire Department, Insurance, Street Lighting, Print- 
ing and Stationary, Spring Grove Cemetery, Memorial Day, 
State and Military Aid, Waterworks, Interest on Bonds, 
Funds and Notes, State and County Taxes, Abatement of 
Taxes, Almshouse Expenses, Relief out of Almshouse, 
Repairs on Almshouse and other town charges and expenses. 

Article 5th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money for a Steam Fire Engine on petition of the Engi- 
neers. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money for an addition to the present Engine House No. 1, 
for a stable, on petition of the Engineers. 

Article 7th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to paint and repair Engine House at Ballard Yale, 
on petition of Engineers. 

Article 8th. — To see if the Town will accept Chapter 386, 
Acts of 1895, as amended by Chapter 139, Acts of 1897, 
entitled an Act to authorize the Town of Andover to establish 
a system of Sewerage. 



Article 9th. — To see if the Town will accept that portion 
of the system of sewers shown on plan of McClintock and 
Woodfall, dated January, 1894, lying on the east side of the 
Shawsheen River, together with the outlet to the Merrimae 
River, as a sewerage system and authorize the construction 
thereof. 

Article 10th. — To see if the Town will authorize the issue 
of Eighty Thousand Dollars of Bonds for Sewer construction, 
on recommendation of Sewer Commissioners. 

Article 11th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to extend the concrete walk around the southerly 
end of Crescent Park, on petition of the Village Improvement 
Society. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town vote to and will revoke 
its acceptance of the laws providing for the election of Select- 
men, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor, for terms of three 
years, on petition of George H. Poor and nineteen others. 

Article 13th. — To see whether the Town will appropriate 
One Thousand Dollars to purchase of John H. Flint the 
present temporary entrance to Carrnel Woods, and a new 
entrance from Walnut Avenue, as recommended by the Park 
Commissioners. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will appropriate Twelve 
Hundred Dollars for general use of the Park Commissioners 
for the ensuing year. 

Article 15th. — To see whether the Town will authorize 
the Park Commissioners to sell such wood as may be cut in 
Carmel Woods, and apply the proceeds in extension of work 
therein. 

Article 16th. — To see whether the Town will adopt 
Chapter 190 of the Acts of 1896, relating to Tree Wardens, 
or Chapter 254 of the Acts of 1897, relating to a Forester to 
have charge of the trees in the highways, on petition Village 
Improvement Society. 



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Article 17th. — To see if the Town will authorize the issue 
of Five Thousand Dollars of Water Bonds for construction 
purposes, on petition of the Water Commissioners. 

Article 18th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money for care of the Public Dump, on petition of Village 
Improvement Society. 

Article 19th. — To act on the reports of Town Officers. 

Article 20th. — To see if the Town will accept the list of 
names of Jurors prepared by the Selectmen. 

Article 21st. — To fix the pay of the Firemen for ensuing 
year. 

Article 22d. — To determine the method of collecting the 
taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 23d. — To determine the disposition of unexpended 
appropriations. 

Article 24th. — To hear the final report of the Committee 
on the Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Settle- 
ment of the Town, and appropriate a sum of money as 
recommended therein. 

Article 25th. — To authorize the Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the Town in anticipation of Taxes, upon the 
approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 26th. — To determine the amount of money to be 
raised by taxation the ensuing year. 

Article 27th. — To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Given under our hands at Andover, this twenty-third 
day of February, in the year one thousand eight 
hundred and ninety-eight. 

ARTHUR BLISS, ) Selectmen 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, \ of 
JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 



Officer's Return* 

Andover, March 7, 1898. 
Essex, ss : 

Pursuant to the foregoing Warrant, I, the subscriber, one 
of the Constables of the Town of Andover, have notified 
the inhabitants of said town to meet at the time and place, 
and for the purposes stated in said Warrant by posting a 
true and attested copy of the same on the Town House, on 
each School house, and no less than five other public places, 
where bills and notices are usually posted, said Warrants 
have been posted two Sundays. 

GEO. W. MEARS, 

Constable of Andover. 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of An- 
dover qualified to vote in town affairs, convened at the Town 
House in said Andover on the 7th day of March, 1898, at 
nine o'clock in the forenoon, agreeably to the requirements of 
the foregoing Warrant, and after reading part of the same by 
the Clerk it was 

Voted, to dispense with the further reading of the War- 
rant. 

The Officers Return was read. 
Took up Article 1. 

Chose George H. Poor, Moderator, by ballot, he receiving 
the one vote cast. 

Took up Article 27. 

Voted, to accept the resignation of Arthur Bliss as one of 
the Selectmen. 

Voted, to accept the resignation of Wm. G. Goldsmith as 
Park Commissioner. 

Voted, to take up Article 12. 

Voted, to rescind the vote to elect Scletmen for three years. 



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Voted, to elect three Auditors. 

Voted, to elect three Constables. 

Voted, to take up Article 2 and 3 together. 

At five minutes past nine the polls were opened and the 
meeting proceeded to ballot for Town Officers, and to vote 
upon the Liquor License question. 

The Standard ballot box failed to work properly and was 
laid aside, an open box being substituted therefor in taking 
the vote on the Liquor License question. 

Voted, at 11.30 a. m., that the polls be closed at 2 o'clock 
P. M., and they were closed at that hour. 

The Moderator appointed Thomas F. Pratt, John W. Bell, 
and Arthur T. Boutwell to sort and count ballots for Town 
Officers and Barnett Rogers to count the Liquor License 
votes, and they were all duly sworn by him to the faithful 
performance of their duty. 

The whole number of votes cast was 767 

Necessary for a choice where there were two or more 

candidates for the same office, 384 

For Town Clerk and Collector of Taxes : 

Abraham Marland had 764 

For Town Treasurer: 

George A. Parker had 767 

For Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer of Poor. 
John S. Stark had 419 

Wm. G. Goldsmith had 754 

Charles Greene had 344 

For School Committee, — 3 years : 

Mrs. Lizzie A. Wilson had 767 

Mrs. Ella S. Morrill had 767 

Thomas David had 362 

John L. Brewster had 403 



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For Water Commissioner, — 3 years : 

Walter H. Coleman had 373 

James P. Butterfield had 390 

For Highway Surveyor : 

George W. Chandler had 767 

For Board of Health, — 3 years : 

Charles E. Abbott had 764 

John A. Leitch had 767 

James F. Richards had 1 

For Sewer Commissioner, — 3 years : 

John E. Smith had 766 

For Park Commissioner, — 3 years : 

Frank S. Mills had ' 766 

For Constables : 

George W. Mears had 764 

William L. Frye had 766 

Elmer H. Shattuck had 761 

Walter H. Coleman had 1 

For Trustee of Memoeial Hall, — 7 years : 

George W. Foster had 763 

For Auditors of Accounts: 



Charles B. Jenkins had 


610 


George A. Higgins had 


608 


W. Byron Morse had 


766 


For Trustees of Punch a rd Free School,- 


-3 years 


George H. Poor had 


765 


Horace II. Tyer had 


765 


Samuel H. Boutwell had 


7(57 


Myron E. Gutterson had 


767 


George A. Parker had 


767 



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For Fence Viewers : 

George Buchan had 368 

Michael T. Welch had 767 

Charles G. Hussey had 767 

William H. Carter had 399 

All the foregoing officers elected were chosen by ballot, 
the check list being used. 

And the Moderator declared — 

Abraham Marland elected Town Clerk and Collector of 
Taxes. 

George A. Parker elected Town Treasurer. 

John S. Stark elected Selectman, Assessor and Overseer of 
the Poor for one year. 

William G. Goldsmith elected Selectman, Assessor and 
Overseer of the Poor for one year to fill out the unexpired 
term of Arthur Bliss. 

Mrs. Lizzie A. Wilson, Mrs. Ella S. Morrill, John L. 
Brewster elected School Committee for three years. 

James P. Butterfield elected Water Commissioner for 
three years. 

George W. Chandler elected Highway Surveyor. 

Charles E. Abbott elected Board of Health for three years. 

John A. Leitch elected Board of Health for two years. 

John E. Smith elected Sewer Commissioner for three 
years. 

Frank S. Mills elected Park Commissioner for three years. 

George W. Mears, William L. Frye, Elmer H. Shattuck, 
elected Constables. 

George W. Foster elected Trustee of Memorial Hall for 
seven years. 

Charles B. Jenkins, George A. Higgins, W. Byron Morse, 
elected Auditors of Accounts. 



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George H. Poor, Horace H. Tyer, Samuel H. Boutwell, 
Myron E. Gutterson and George A. Parker elected Trustees 
of Punchard Free School for three years. 

Michael T. Welch, William H. Carter, and Charles G. 
Hussey, elected Fence Viewers. 

The result of the vote on the Liquor License question was 
declared by the Moderator to be as follows : 

" Yes," 111. " No," 466. Total, 577. 

Voted, To proceed to vote for Park Commissioner in place 
of Wm. G. Goldsmith, resigned. 

Whole number of votes cast 8 

Charles L. Carter had six votes and was elected to fill 
Wm. G. Goldsmith's unexpired term of one year. 

Chose Field Drivers : Horace S. Neal, J. Warren Mooar, 
George W. Mears, Herbert F. Chase, Newton Jaquith, jr. 

Chose Surveyors of Lumber : Harry P. Abbott, Charles G. 
Hussey, Charles H. Marland, William H. Carter, Henry 
Gray, Frank E. Gleason, Samuel H. Bailey, John B. Jenkins, 
Herbert A. Moody, Edward S. Hardy, Albert A. Hardy. 

Chose as Pound Keeper : George L. Burnham, and 

Voted, That the town barn and barn yard be the pound. 

Chose Trustee of Cornell Fund for three years : Charles 
Greene. 

Voted, That the Town Treasurer receive four hundred dol- 
lars salary, and that the town pay the necessary sum to 
Security Company to become bondsman. 

Voted, That forty-one hundred and fifty dollars be appro- 
priated for street lighting for the current year, that a com- 
mittee of five be appointed by the Chair to make contract 
and rearrange lights, contract to be made for not over three 
years. 



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Took up Article 5. 

To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money for a 
Steam Fire Engine. 

This article was not carried. 
Took np Article 6. 

To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money for an 
addition ta Engine House No. 1 for a stable. 
Voted, To indefinitely postpone this article. 

Took up Article 7. 
Voted, To appropriate five hundred dollars to paint and 
repair Engine House at Ballardvale. 
Took up Article 8. 
Voted, To accept Chapter 386, Acts of 1895, as amended 
by Chapter 139, Acts of 1897, entitled an act to authorize the 
Town of Andover to establish a system of sewerage. 
The vote stood : Yes, 149 ; no, 23. 

Took up Article 9. 
Voted, To accept that portion of the System of Sewers 
shown on plan of McClintock and Woodfall, dated January, 
1894, lying on the east side of the Shawsheen River together 
with the outlet to the Merrimack River as a Sewerage Sys- 
tem and authorize the construction thereof. 

Took up Article 10. 

Voted, That the Treasurer be and he is hereby authorized 
to issue the bonds of the Town to be designated on their face 
as the Andover Sewer Loan, to the amount of eighty (80) 
thousand dollars, the proceeds to be used for the purpose of 
constructing a system of sewers for the Towu as authorized 
by Chap. 386, Acts of 1895, and Chap. 139, Acts of 1897. 

The bonds hereby authorized shall be eighty (80) in number 
and shall be of the denomination of one thousand (1000) dollars 
each. They shall be numbered from one (1) to eighty (80), 
both numbers inclusive, and they shall bear date of June 1st, 
1898, and shall mature and be paid numbers one (1) to ten 



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(10), both numbers inclusive, ten thousand (10,000) dollars, 
June 1st, 1903 ; numbers eleven (11) to thirty (30). both 
numbers inclusive, twenty thousand (20,000) dollars, June 
1st, 1908; numbers thirty-one (31) to (50), both numbers 
inclusive, twenty thousand dollars (20,000), June, 1913 ; 
numbers fifty-one (51) to eighty (80), both numbers inclu- 
sive, thirty thousand (30,000) dollars, June 1st, 1928. They 
shall bear interest at the rate of four (4) per centum per 
annum and the interest shall be payable semi-annually on the 
first day of June and December of each year. They shall 
have coupons attached to them providing for the payment 
of j-aid interest at the times mentioned. The principal and 
interest of said bonds shall be payable at some convenient 
bank or office in the City of Boston, Mass. Said bonds shall 
be signed by the Town Treasurer and countersigned by the 
Sewer Commissioners as required by law and shall be sold by 
the Treasurer to the highest bidder therefor in proposals to 
be solicited by him from bankers and others. 

For the purpose of paying the principle of said bonds at 
their maturity, a sinking fund is hereby established in accor- 
dance with the provisions of law in this behalf, and the 
Treasurer is hereby authorized and required to pay into said 
sinking fund whatever premium may be received from the 
sale of said bonds in excess of their face value and there 
shall be raised by taxation and contributed annually such 
sums as shall be sufficient with the excess from receipts from 
assessments and payments, together with the accumulations 
thereof, to pay the principle of said bonds at their maturity, 
but said sinking fund shall remain inviolate and pledged to 
the payment of said bonds and not to be used for any other 
purpose. 

The vote stood, Yes, 161 ; no, 23. 

Voled, That the town pay one-fourth the expense of con- 
structing the sewer and that the abutters pay three-fourths 
thereof. 



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Took up Article 11. 
Voted. That two hundred dollars be appropriated to extend 
the concrete walk around the southerly end of Crescent Park. 
Article 12 has already been voted upon. 

Took up Article 13. 
Moved. That the town appropriate one thousand dollars to 
purchase of John H. Flint the present temporary entrance to 
Carniel Woods, and a new entrance from Walnut Avenue, as 
recommended by the Park Commissioners. 

The motion was not carried, the vote standing. yea, 80 : 
no. 99. 

Took up Article 11. 
Voted, To appropriate twelve hundred dollars for the 
general use of the Park Commissioners for the ensuing year. 

Took up Article 15. 
Moved. That the town authorize the Park Commissioners 
to sell such wood as may be cut in Carniel Woods and apply 
the proceeds in extension of work therein. 
This motion was not carried. 

Took up Article 16. 
Relating to Tree Wardens, also relating to a Forester to 
have charge of trees in the highways. 
Voted, To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 17. 

Voted. That the Treasurer be and hereby is authorized to 
issue the bonds of the Town, to be designated on their face 
" Andover Water Loan." to the amount of five thousand dol- 
lars, in addition to the amount heretofore issued for this 
purpose, the proceeds to be used to pay the expense of sup- 
plying the Town with water, as authorized by law. The 
bonds hereby authorized to be issued shall be five in number 
and of the denomination of one thousand dollars each ; they 
shall be numbered from 196 to 200, both numbers inclusive : 
they shall bear the date of June 1st. 1898, and shall mature 



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and be paid June 1st, 1928 ; they shall bear interest at the 
rate of four per centum per annum, and the interest shall be 
paid semi-annually on the first day of June and December in 
each year ; they shall have coupons attached to them provid- 
ing for the payment of said interest at the times aforesaid ; 
the interest and principal of said bonds shall be paid at some 
convenient bank or office in the city of Boston, Mass. Said 
bonds shall be signed by the Treasurer, and countersigned 
by the Water Commissioners, as required by law in this be- 
half, and shall be issued from time to time as the proceeds 
may be required by the Water Commissioners. They shall 
be sold by the Treasurer to the highest bidder therefor in 
proposals to be solicited by him from bankers and others. 

For the purpose of paying the principal of said bonds at 
their maturity, a sinking fund is hereby established, in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of law in this behalf, and the 
Treasurer is hereby directed to pay into the sinking fund what- 
ever premiums may be received from the sale of said bonds 
in excess of their face value, and there shall be raised by 
taxation and contributed annually to said sinking fund such 
sums as shall be sufficient, with the accumulations thereof, 
to pay the principal of said bonds at their maturity, and said 
sinking fund shall remain inviolate and pledged to the pay- 
ment of said bonds, and shall not be used for any other pur- 
pose. 

Took up Article 4. 
Voted, To appropriate the following stated sums of money : 
Schools, 121,000 00 

School-houses, 2,200 00 

School Books and Supplies, 1 .5<M) 00 

Repairs on Highways and Bridges, 3,500 00 

Macadamized Roads. 4,000 00 

Sidewalks (81000 of which to be expended under 

" betterment act'') 1,500 00 



Amount carried forward, *o:>.7U 



IS 

Amount brought forward, 
Removing Snow, 
Town Officers, 
Town House, 

Water-works, maintenance, 
Sinking Fund, 
Fire Department, running expenses, 

" " fire alarm maintenance, 

Horses and Drivers, 
Street Lighting, 
Printing and Stationery, 
Spring Grove Cemetery (also proceeds of sale 

of lots), 
Memorial Day, 
State Aid, 
Military Aid, 
Expenses of Almshouse, 
Relief out of Almshouse, 
Repairs on Almshouse, ^and unexpended balance 

of last year,) 
State Tax, 
County Tax, 
Abatement of Taxes, 
Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 
Insurance, 
Hay Scales, 
Miscellaneous, 
Ballardvale Engine House, 
Concrete Walk around Crescent Park, 
Public Dump (and unexpended balance from last 

year,) 50 00 

250th Anniversary (and unexpended balance 

■$126.62,) 538 79 

Park Commissioners, 1200 00 



$33,700 00 


3,500 


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5,000 00 


1,000 


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4,200 


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875 


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2,500 00 


300 


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3,000 


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4,150 


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300 


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200 


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5,000 00 


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Took up Article 18. 
Voted, To appropriate fifty dollars for care of Public 
Damp (125.00 of which will be needed for building fence.) 
Took up Article 19. 
Voted, To accept the report of the Town Officers. 
The Chair handed in the following names as the Street 
Lighting Committee : Wm. G-. Goldsmith, Barnett Rogers, 
John L. Smith, John W. Bell, Colver J. Stone. 
Took up Article 20. 
Voted, To erase the following names from the Jury List at 
their own request : Albert W. Caldwell, James F. Scott. 

Voted, To erase the name of Carl Hoffman from the Jury 
List, he being deemed incompetent to serve. 

Voted, To accept the Jury List as amended, here following : 



Abbott, Allen F. 
Abbott, Edward F. 
Abbott, Stephen E. 
Anderson, Frank H. 
Anderson, James 
Averill, George L. 
Bailey, Samuel H. 
Bailey, Nathan R. 
Bailey, Frank E. 
Billington, Charles F. 
Blunt, Charles C. 
Bodwell, Lewis F. 
Bout well, Edward W. 
Boutwell, Samuel H. 
Bowman, Charles 
Boy n ton, Henry 
Brown, George A. 
Burns, William J. 
Caffrey, Owen F. 
Carter, William H. 
Carpenter, Charles C. 
Chandler, Joshua H. 



Cole, Joseph F. 
Daley, James E. 
Daley, Patrick J. 
Dane, Louis A. 
Davey, John 
Dear, Alexander 
Dodson, Richard J. 
Donald, Walter 6. 
Erving, Abbott 
Farnham, Moses L. 
Flint, James S. 
Foster, Frank M. 
Grosvenor, James 
Hackett, William H. 
Hanson, Eugene A. 
Hardy, Fred. S. 
Hardy, Albert A. 
Haynes, Bancroft T. 
Hay ward, Henry A. 
Holt, Ballard 
Herrick, George W 
Jowett, William H. 



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Jenkins, Charles B. O'Connell, Arthur F. 

Keeland, John E. Phelps, Frank C. 

Kibbee, Charles H. Poor, Daniel H. 

Livingston, William Putnam, James M. 

Lovejoy, Stephen A. Riley, Lawrence F, 

Lowd, Joseph H. Stack, John, Jr. 

McDermitt, Charles Schneider, Louis H. 

Mooar, J. Warren Shaw, Benjamin 

Moody, A. Herbert Stark, John S. 

Moulton, Charles N. Stott, Joshua H. 

Mears, Nathan E. Stott, Thomas E. 

Neal, Horace S. Tuck, M. Warren 

Newman, Henry J. Ward, Wilbur F. 

Took up Article 2. 

Voted, That the Forest Fire Wards be the same as served 
last year, as follows : Walter S. Donald, Joshua H. Chand- 
ler, John B. Jenkins, Edward S. Hardy. 

Took up Article 21. 

Voted, That firemen be paid twenty-five dollars same as 
last year. 

Took up Article 22. 

Voted, That Tax Collector be paid a salary of one thousand 
dollars as Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Clerk of the Board of 
Selectmen, and all fees collected be turned into the town 
treasury. 

Took up Article 23. 

Voted, That all unexpended appropriations be turned into 
the treasury, except balance in hands of Committee of Fifteen 
on 250th Anniversary, balance on Almshouse repairs, and 
balance on appropriation for Public Dump. 

Took up Article 24. 

Voted, To accept Report of Committee of Fifteen and 
adopt recommendations therein. 



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FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF FIFTEEN. 

Your Committee, appointed in March 1894 "to see what action 
the town would take in regard to the proper observance of the 
town's two hundred and fiftieth anniversary," reported progress at 
the town meeting, March 1895 ; a plan for the celebration, March, 
1896; and last year reported the successful celebration on May 16, 
17, 19 and 20, 1896. This last report was amended, accepted, and 
unanimously adopted and the Committee was continued with power 
to prepare and publish a book containing the proceedings of the 
celebration, and to make a final report in March, 1898. 

The last meeting of the Committee was held on Feb. 12, 1898. 

A " Book of Proceedings at the Celebration of the Two hundred 
and fiftieth Anniversary of the Town's Incorporation " has been 
printed and published, and a copy of the book has been delivered, 
free of cost, to the head of every family in town. If by accident 
or oversight, any household has failed to recieve a copy of this valu- 
able and attractive book, it is not known to the sub-committee hav- 
ing the matter in charge. 

An edition of 1460 copies was printed; 1354 copies have been 
given out by your Committee; there remain on hand 106 copies. 
These 106 copies will become more and more valuable year 
by year, and should be carefully preserved by the officers of 
the town. 

At our last report your Committee had on hand out of the origi- 
nal appropriation the sum of $932.62. The sum of $6.00 has been 
paid for the use of secenery by the Committee on Evening Reception 
and Historical Tableaux, and $800 on account of the published 
proceedings, leaving a balance unexpended of $126.62. 

The cost of preparing, printing, illustrating, electrotyping, bind- 
ing and distributing the Book of Proceedings has been $1470.11. 
In making this their final report, your Committee recommend: — 

1. That the copies of the Book of Proceedings, now on hand, be 
placed in the custody of the Town Clerk, to be used, at the discre- 
tion of the Selectmen, for sale, for exchange with other towns, or, 
in special cases, as presentation copies to be given to institutions 
and individuals with the compliments of the town. 

2. That the electrotype plates of the Book be placed in the cus- 
tody of the Town Clerk. 



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3. That an appropriation of $538.79, and a re-appropriation of 
the unexpended balance of $126.62 be made by the town, to meet 
the balance of the expense of the Book of Proceedings. 

4. That your Committee be discharged. 

Respectfully submitted, 

For the Committee, 

Cecil F. P. Bancroft, 
Andover, Mass., March 5, 1898. Chairman. 

Took up Article 25. 

Voted, That the Treasurer be authorized to hire money for 
the use of the town in anticipation of taxes, upon the appro- 
val of the Selectmen. 

Took up Article 26. 

Voted, That 177,500 be raised by taxation the ensuing 
year. 

Took up Article 27. 

Voted, That the Town Report be printed and ready for 
distribution ten days at least before the annual town meeting. 
Voted, That the meeting be dissolved. 
The meeting was dissolved, at five o'clock, P. M. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the Warrant and the Offi- 
cers Return thereon, also a true record of the doings of the 
meeting. 

Attest : 

ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Town Clerk. 



Special Town Meeting, September 26, 1898. 



Warrant* 



ESSEX, SS : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover. Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you 
are hereby directed to notify the inhabitants of the Town of 
Andover, qualified to vote in town affairs to meet and assem- 
ble in the Town House in said Andover, on Monday the 
twenty-sixth day of September, 1898, at half-past seven 
o'clock P.M., to act on the following articles, namely: 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2nd. — To hear the report of the Committee on 
Street Lighting and act thereon. 

Article 3rd. — To see if the Town will petition the General 
Court for authority to unite under one Board of Commis- 
sioners all the powers and authority vested in the Water 
Commissioners of Andover under chapter 439, Acts of 1887, 
and amendments thereto, and in the Board of Sewer Com- 
missioners under Chapter 386, Acts of 1895, and amend- 
ments thereto. 

Article 4th. — To see if the Town will vote that the pro- 
ceeds of assessments for street watering may be added to the 
Highway Appropriation. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and 
place of meeting. 



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Given under our hands, at Andover, this fifteenth day 
of September, in the year one thousand eight hundred and 
ninety-eight. 

WM. G. GOLDSMITH, ) Selectmen 
SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, ) of 

JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 



Andover, Sept. 26, 1898. 
Essex ss. Pursuant to the foregoing Warrant, I, the 
subscriber one of the Constables of the Town of Andover 
have notified the inhabitants of said town to meet at the time 
and place, and for the purposes stated in said Warrant, by 
posting a true and attested copy of the same on the Town 
House, on each school house, and in not less than five other 
public places, where bills and notices are usually posted, said 
Warrants have been posted two Sundays. 

Geo. W. Mears, 

Constable of Andover. 



At a special meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of 
Andover qualified to vote in town affairs, convened at 
the Town House in said Andover, agreeably to the require- 
ments of the foregoing Warrant, and after the reading of the 
Warrant and officer's return by the Clerk, then took up 

Article 1st. — Chose George H. Poor moderator by nomina- 
tion from the floor, it having been voted so to do. 

Article 2nd. — The Report of the Electric Light Committee 
was read by Colver J. Stone, Esq., and accepted. 

Report of Street Lighting Committee. 

To tfie Citizens of Andover : 

At the annual town meeting of 1898, it was voted that $4150 be 
appropriated for street lighting for the current year, that a com- 
mittee of five be appointed by the Chair to make contract and 
re-arrange lights, contract to be made for not over three years. 



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Your Committee appointed in accordance with the above vote, 
respectfully report that they held several meetings, at three of 
which representatives from the Andover Electric Company were 
present. Having foreseen that in order satisfactorily to light the 
streets it would be necessary to substitute incandescent for arc 
lamps in certain places, the first question the committee discussed 
was : how many incandescent lamps should be deemed the equiva- 
lent of one arc, taking as a basis the cost per year of each arc and 
incandescent lamp. 

At a special town meeting held Sept. 21st, 1891, the Company 
offered to furnish 31 arc lamps of 1200 candle power each, and 56 
incandescent lamps of 25 candle power each to burn every dark 
night, until 12.30 a.m. for $3500, and additional lamps at the rate 
of $70 per year for each arc and $16 per year for each incandescent 
lamp. At the figures given for furnishing the additional lights, four 
and one-half incandescent lamps would be the equivalent of one arc. 
Under the existing contract the Company agreed to furnish addi- 
tional lamps at an expense to the town of $75 per year for each arc 
lamp of nominal 1200 candle power capacity, and $19 per year for 
each incandescent lamp of 25 candle power, the said lamps to be 
burned until 12 o'clock. At these figures four incandescent lamps 
would be the equivalent of one arc. The Company on the other 
hand insisted that three incandescent lamps should be deemed the 
equivalent of one arc and attempted to substantiate its contention 
by submitting a proposition the material parts of which were, that 
the Company would furnish lamps at an expense to the town of 
$71.50 per year for each arc lamp and $23.50 per year for each 
incandescent lamp. Under this proposition the price of each incan- 
descent lamp had jumped suddenly from $19 to $23.50 per year, 
while that of the arc lamp had been reduced $4. In other words, 
having found that the figures under the old contract would not sup- 
port its contention the Company immediately proceeded to manu- 
facture figures which should support that contention. The Company 
knew, moreover, that under a re-arrangement of the lights the 
Committee would require a greater number of incandescent and a 
less number of arc lights, hence an additional reason for the reduc- 
tion in the price of the arc light to $71.50 and the increase in that 
of the incandescent to $23.50. 



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By careful investigation the Committee found that the opinion of 
the most competent judges as well as that of the Board of Gas 
Commissioners, was that four incandescent lamps were the equiva- 
lent of one arc. Not until the Company had compelled the Com- 
mittee to furnish absolutely conclusive evidence on this point, which 
evidence was peculiarly within the knowledge of the Company, did 
it finally agree that four incandescent lamps should be deemed the 
equivalent of one arc, and that this should be one of the provisions 
in the contract between the town and the Company. This circum- 
stance is mentioned simply to show the nature of the difficulties 
which met the Committee at every step of the negotiations. Mean- 
while the Committee had been carefully investigating the prices 
which different towns were paying for street lighting, under condi- 
tions substantially similar to those existing in Andover, and they 
found with but few exceptions, that Andover was paying the highest 
price of any town in the Commonwealth. North Andover, for 
instance, pays but $65 per year for each 1200 candle power arc 
lamp which burns more hours per day and more days per month, 
than those of the town of Andover. In their investigation as to 
prices the Committee were confined almost wholly to the Gas Com- 
missioners Report, on which they believed they had a right to 
depend, and if the Gas Commissioners Report be of any value what- 
ever, they did have this right. At the next meeting the Committee 
informed the Company that in their opinion the town was paying 
too much for its lighting, and gave the reasons on which they w based 
their opinion. The Company replied that the price other towns 
were paying for their street lighting was immaterial, that the And 
over Electric Company would furnish lamps under the old system 
of lighting, that is to say, 64 incandescent lamps of 25 candle power 
each, and 30 arc lamps of nominal 1200 candle power each, to burn 
every dark night until 12.30 A. M. for $4150 and not one cent less. 
" This is flat-footed, gentlemen, and unless the town makes a con- 
tract at these figures, there will be no contract." In other words, 
the Andover Electric Company was going to draw its own contract 
compel the town to pay $81.36 per year for each arc lamp and 
$20.34 per year for each incandescent lamp, and the only latitude 
to be allowed the Committee was as to the order in which each 
member should sign his name to said contract. Under the previous 
proposition the Company had fixed the price of the arc lamps at 



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$71.50. Your Committee gave the Superintendent of the Company 
the credit of knowing how to figure, and they had the right to infer 
when he fixed the price of the arc lamp at $71.50, that either he 
was not going to furnish it at less than cost, or that his price was 
named simply to entrap the Committee. If the Superintendent of 
the Electric Company meant that he could furnish arc lamps at 
$71 50 each, per year at a profit, then the advance in price from 
$71.50 to $81.36 was purely arbitrary, and therefore could not be 
entertained by your Committee for a moment. At the final meeting 
between the Committee and the Company, the Committee sub- 
mitted a contract, the material provisions of which were as follows : 
Section Four, In consideration of which said town of Andover 
agrees to pay to said Electric C >mpany for said lights, 30 arc and 
84 incandescent, to be lighted from dark until 12.30 a.m. every dark 
night, the sum of $75 per year for each arc light, and the sum of $20 
per year for each incandescent light. 

Section Eight, That any changes from arc to incandescent lamps 
will be made by the said Electric Company, in the present system 
of lighting to the extent of the equivalent of 10 arc lamps on the 
basis of 4 incandescent lamps for one arc lamp, and the said Elec- 
tric Company further agrees that it will raise or lower any or all of 
the incandescent lamps on the poles where they are now located, as 
the town of An lover, by its Committee, may desire. Before sub- 
mitting this proposition to the Company, one member of your Com- 
mittee asked the Chairman of the Board of Gas Commissioners, 
point blank, if he did not consider $75 per year for each arc light 
and $20 per year for each in andescent light a fair and just offer, 
he replied that he thought the town woul i have no difficulty in 
making a contract with the Company, if such an offer were made. 
The Committee accordingly submitted this offer to the Company, 
and it was apparently accepted >ut just as the meeting was about to 
adjourn the Superinten lent of the Company said "Of course your 
Committee understand that the town will be lighted until 12 o'clock 
at these figures." Your Committee on the contrary understood 
nothing of the kir-d, and the Company knew it, because in the 
proposition submitted by the Committee it was expressly provided 



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that the lights should burn from dark till 12.30 a. m. It will be 
seen at once, that under this proposition the Committee offered 
$3.50 more per arc light than the Company had demanded under 
its first proposition, which was, to furnish arc lights at $71.50 each. 
From the beginning it was perfectly clear to your Committee that 
the Electric Company had determined upon having the whole appro- 
priation of $4150. Under the existing contract the Company fur- 
nished 31 arc and 74 incandescent lamps to burn until 12 o'clock 
for $3700, but the town paid a further sum during the last year for 
the purpose of lighting until 12.30 a. m. and for additional lights, 
making the total amount about $4000. For substantially the same 
service the town is now asked to pay $4150 for which the Company 
can give no satisfactory reason. Your Committee believe that the 
town made the present appropriation for the sole purpose of ob- 
taining better lighting, they therefore refused to pay the Electric 
Company more money without receiving in return therefor addi- 
tional lights. Having exhausted every means in their power in 
attempting to make a satisfactory contract with the Company, and 
having failed so to do, the Committee finally appealed to the Board 
of Gas and Electric Light Commissioners for a reduction in the 
price of lights. A hearing was given in the Lower Town Hall, 
April 22nd, 1898, at which hearing each side presented its case. 
The Commissioners found neither in favor of the proposition sub- 
mitted by the Electric Company, nor of that submitted by the 
Committee, but fixed the price at $83.50 per year for each arc and 
$20.85 per year for each incandescent lamp, basing their finding on 
the principle that the investor ought to receive a fair return on his 
investment, and that therefore the Town of Andover ought to pay 
such a price for its street lighting as would yield the Electric Com- 
pany a fair return on its investment. Your Committee believe this 
principle to be unsound and that it never operates except in a case 
in which A holds the franchise and B is compelled to pay what A 
asks. Your Committee refused to be dictated to either by the And- 
over Electric Company or by the Board of Gas and Electric Light 
Commissioners, accordingly after having made a final offer to con- 
tinue under the old contract until the next annual Town Meeting, 



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which offer the Company rejected, your Committee determined to 
call a Special Town Meeting and refer the whole matter to the 
town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John L. Smith, 

Wm. G. Goldsmith, 

Barnett Rogers, 

John W. Bell, 

Colver J. Stone, 

Street Lighting Committee. 

Voted, That the matter of Street Lighting be re-committed 
to the Street Lighting Committee, and that they be in- 
structed to light the town in some way, but not to be con- 
fined to Electric Light and that the amount paid does not 
exceed $4150.00. 

Took up Article 3rd, and 

Voted, That the Town petition the General Court for 
authority to unite under one Board of Commissioners all the 
powers and authority vested in the Water Commissioners of 
Andover under Chapter 439, Acts of 1887, and amendments 
thereto, and in the Board of Sewer Commissioners under 
Chapter 386, Acts of 1895, and amendments thereto. 

Took up Article 4th, and 

Voted, That all money collected for street watering be 
turned over to the Street Department. 
The meeting dissolved at 9 o'clock P.M. 

The foregoing is a true copy of the Warrant and the 
Officer's Return thereon, also a true record of the doings of 
the meeting. 

Attest : 

ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Town Clerk. 



SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT. 



SCHOOLS. 



Appropriation, March 7th, 1898, 
George E. Johnson, Superintendent, 
Ella L. Comstock, teaching, 
Annie E. Chase, teaching. 
Elizabeth FL Demarest, teaching, 
Edith E. McLawlin, teaching, 
Laura F. Farnum, teaching, 
Florence I. Abbott, teaching, 
Carolyn A. Deane, teaching, 
Jennie S. Abbott, teaching, 
Lucy A. Roach, teaching, 
Julia A. Carleton, teaching, 
Rubina S. Copeland, teaching, 
Annie M. Downes, teaching, 
Clara A. Putnam, teaching, 
Jessie B. F. Greene, teaching, 
Caroline S. Daniels, 
Julia McCarthy, teaching, 
Evelyn P. Reed, teaching, 
May Agnes Dacey, teaching, 
Margaret C. Donovan, teaching, 
Jennie Birnie, teaching, 
M. D. McLeod, teaching, 
Susan N. Molther, teaching, 
Bertha R. Haselton, teaching, 
Mabel F. Knowles, teaching, 
Margaret M. Phillips, teaching, 

Amount carried forward, 





$21,000 00 


$1716 61 


508 


75 


755 


00 


1034 


22 


642 


10 


326 


25 


467 


18 


463 


62 


468 


95 


498 


75 


466 


25 


318 


75 


492 


50 


630 


00 


468 


95 


150 


30 


341 


25 


377 


06 


321 


05 


551 


25 


472 


50 


338 


16 


325 


00 


234 


00 


222 30 


222 


30 


$12,803 05 



31 



Appropriation, March 7th, 


$21,000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


112,803 05 


Annie 0. S. demons, teaching, 


498 75 


Helen W. Battles, teaching, 


521 05 


Grace A. Puffer, teaching, 


308 75 


Lilla A. Abbott, teaching, 


498 75 


Gertrude A. Bnrtt, teaching, 


430 00 


Eva A. Hardy, teaching, 


376 58 


Mary Brown, 


46 87 


Marie A. Bunker, teaching, 


123 00 


Mary Kenney, teaching, 


211 20 


Edith Donald, teaching, 


12 82 


Addie M. Carney, teaching, 


7 97 


Frances M. B. Willgoose, teaching, 


180 00 


Katherine Robinson, teaching, 


200 00 


4dele H. Duval, teaching, 


180 00 


Frances Goodwin, teaching, 


159 18 


Marie L. Saunders, teaching, 


79 00 


Florence M. Provost, teaching, 


147 60 


Mary E. Scott, teaching, 


120 00 


Sarah A. Patrick, teaching, 


136 80 


Alice M. Bowman, teaching, 


136 80 


Harriet W. Carter, teaching, 


180 00 


Bessie A. Holt, teaching, 


2 70 


G. Jackson, teaching, 


3 00 


J. F. Carlton, teaching, 


6 30 


Orrell Ashton, janitor, 


238 00 


Bailey & Flint, janitors, 


25 00 


L. W. Bodwell, janitor, 


908 25 


Andrew Thompson, janitor, 


218 50 


Mrs. Betsy Spark, janitor, 


20 00 


Frank McGovern, janitor, 


37 00 


George Mclntire, janitor, 


25 00 


Charles A. Craig, janitor, 


32 00 


Amount carried forward, 


118,873 92 



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Appropriation, March 7th, 


$21,000 00 


Amount brought forward, $18873 92 


Sarah Bourdelais, janitor, 


25 00 


Harry D. Flint, janitor, 


25 00 


Joseph Shattuck, janitor, 


75 


Charles A. Hardy, janitor, 


23 25 


Patrick J. Barrett, janitor, 


25 00 


Frank A. Hardy, janitor, 


12 00 


George F. Baker, wood, 


44 00 


James S. Flint, wood, 


29 00 


Albert J. Doyle, prep, wood and janitor, 


27 25 


Frank E. Gleason, coal, 


1577 10 


Albert A. Hardy, wood, 


3 50 


Charles L. Bailey, wood, 


2 75 


William H. Tucker, wood, 


13 50 


George E. Flint, wood, 


3 00 


Daniel Fitzpatrick, wood, 


34 50 


C. J. Way, wood, 


22 50 


Harry Bourdelais, preparing wood, 


4 50 


John B. Abbott, wood, 


31 88 


Leon G. Flint, preparing wood, 


3 00 


Wm. H. Higgins, team, 


52 00 


Blois Express, moving piano, 


1 50 


Louis A. Dane, supplies, 


3 40 


E. J. Collins, tuning piano, 


6 00 


George E. Johnson, sundries paid, 


81 07 


J. Warren Mooar, truant officer, 


40 00 


William H. Burnham, lecture, 


13 00 


M. Steinert & Sons Co., tuning piano, 


2 50 


Tuttle's Express, carting, 


8 09 


Henry M. Hayward, truant officer, 


10 00 


Total expenditure, 


«}Of)nnQ q« 




Balance unexpended, 


$1 04 



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SCHOOL-HOUSES. 



Appropriation, March 7th, 1898, 

H. McLawlin, supplies, 
M. T. Walsh, repairs on furnace, 
Henry P. Noyes, supplies, 
H. F. Chase, supplies, 
Charles A. Eardy, repairs, 
Harry D. Flint, repairs, 
Wales Brothers, pumps, 
Peabody & Pike, masonry, 
Geo. E. Clive, guardian, gravel, 
Thomas J. O'Brien, labor, 
Brainard Cummings, repairs, 

E. C. Pike, supplies, 
A. W. Caldwell, painting, 
T. P. Harriman, iron work, 
J. E. Whiting, clocks, 
Frank E. Dodge, masonry, 
George Saunders, repairs on furnaces, 
Hardy & Cole, book case and repairs, 
John Connolly, labor, 
S. M. Jones, repairs, 
Smith & Manning, supplies, 
Arthur Bliss, supplies, 
Henry Shaw, repairs, 
M. Steinert & Sons Co., piano, 
John Howell, loam, 
J. L. Hammett & Co., furniture, 
Martin & Wells, Fireworks Mfg. Co., flag, 

F. G. Haynes & Co., supplies, 

Amount carried forward, $1211 85 





$2,200 00 


$ 92 11 


13 


95 


98 


92 


5 


45 


4 10 




50 


64 


00 


37 


62 


20 50 


20 


00 


63 


48 


12 85 


51 


43 


3 


05 


6 


10 


72 


77 


129 


79 


303 


09 


76 


25 


2 


40 


1 


87 


1 


20 




50 


42 


87 


35 


50 


56 


42 


g, 8 


25 


6 


88 



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Appropriation, March 7th, $2,200 00 

Amount brought forward, $1,211 85 

B. B. White, repairs, 2 70 

Joseph Gorst, labor, 2 00 

Peter D. Smith, land, 200 00 

A. Beauregard, repairs, 3 00 

T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 8 15 

J. H. Chandler, labor, 5 67 

Holscomb & Hoke Mfg. Co., brushes, 5 50 

Byron Truell & Co., supplies, 20 00 

E. J. Rowe, repairs, 5 00 
W. F. Rutter & Co., supplies and plumbing, 66 36 

Bailey & Chase, concrete, 25-1 00 

Benjamin Shaw, labor, 4 00 

J. J. Joslin, labor, 10 00 

John S. Dearborn, painting, 106 00 

L. W. Bodwell. repairs, 166 90 

Fred Hanson, repairs, 3 50 

Michael O'Connor, stone and labor, 28 00 

D. Donovan & Son, painting, 54 20 

John McCarthy, labor and pipe, 23 50 

W. F. Duffee & Co., concrete, 14 00 

•Charles P. Rea, labor, 5 24 

Total expenditure, $2199 57 

Balance unexpended, 43 



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SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 



Appropriation, March 7th, 1898, 


$1,600 00 


Houghton Mifflin & Co., 


$110 60 


J. E. Whiting, 


25 


Public School Publishing Co., 


3 58 


T. A. Holt & Co., 


15 36 


J. L. Hainmett & Co., 


234 47 


American Book Co., 


194 46 


Morse Co., 


11 


Lathrop Publishing Co., 


3 00 


D. C. Heath & Co., 


114 36 


E. M. Perry, 


13 46 


Charles B. Botsford & Co., 


29 00 


Boston Normal School of Gymnastics, 


85 


George B. Frasar, 


12 00 


Edward E. Babb & Co., 


106 77 


George S. Perry & Co., 


9 80 


Maynard, Merrill & Co., 


2 00 


Ginn & Co., 


85 77 


Andover Press, 


70 59 


Tuttle's Express, 


31 17 


Prang Educational Co., 


5 69 


American Express Co., 


1 90 


Silver, Burdett & Co., 


103 01 


George A. Higgms & Co., 


5 10 


Smith Premier Typewriter Co., 


105 45 


Education Publishing Co., 


6 6; 


Lee & Shepard, 


5 00 


George Piddington, 


50 


Abraham Marland, 


1 50 



Amount carried forward, $1,272 32 



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Appropriation March 7th, 


$1,500 00 


Amount brought forward , 


$1272 32 


Lawrence Decorating Co., 


2 50 


F. J. Barnard & Co., 


182 24 


Burns & Crowley, 


3 25 


Martin & Wells Fireworks Mfg. Co., 


2 50 


William Ware & Co., 


27 50 


E. L. Kellogg & Co., 


2 00 


Andover & Lawrence Express, 


75 


A. Storrs & Bement Co., 


1 25 


New* England Publishing Co., 


5 00 


Total expenditure, 


$1499 31 



Balance unexpended, 69 



37 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 



Appropriation March 7th, 1898, 




$3500 00 


Street sprinkling, 




820 00 


Work on sewers, 




420 00 




14740 00 


Hardy & Cole, stock and labor, 


$ 140 43 


Patrick McMullen, labor, 


164 


69 


J. W. Hunt, labor, 


3 


00 


Dennis Sweeney, iron work, 


1 


75 


B. W. Burtt, labor, 


30 


00 


W. H. Carter, gravel, 


16 


50 


George W. Chandler, salary, 


332 


66 


John Haggerty, labor, 


351 


78 


Patrick W. Conway, labor, 


198 


05 


A. H. Hill, gravel, 


8 


40 


Anderson & Bowman, iron work, 


1 


15 


Philip Mooney, labor, 




87 


H. McLawlin, supplies, 


61 


38 


John D. Driscoll, labor, 


169 


34 


Joseph Shepard, labor, 


127 


56 


John Schofield, labor, 


158 


68 


Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 


157 


38 


Turner H. Lord, labor, 


199 55 


Frank McCuskar, labor, 


38 


31 


John Leary. labor, 


36 


36 


William Leary, labor, 


135 


33 


Dennis Riley, labor, 


76 


81 


Dennis P. Driscoll, labor, 


109 


37 



Amount carried forward, $2519 35 



38 



Appropriation, March 7th, 




$4,740 00 


Amount brought forward, 


12,519 35 


George W. Chandler, team, 


221 


47 


Cornelius Collins, labor, 


158 


07 


Timothy Madden, labor, 


162 57 


John D. Ronan, labor, 


79 


35 


John Madden, labor, 


1 


5b 


John O'Collins, labor, 


189 


00 


Swan Mateson, labor, 


151 


46 


George L. Burnham, supt. labor, 


267 


50 


William Hardney, labor, 


55 


41 


Patrick Connelly, labor, 


113 


94 


Thomas Lynch, labor, 


87 


88 


Patrick flodnadd, labor, 


100 52 


John Buckley, labor, 


2 


72 


Joseph Magnett, labor, 


83 


23 


William H. Tucker, labor, 


33 


00 


Wm. H. Higgins, team, 


1 50 


J. F. Richards, professional services, 


2 


00 


John F. Dearborn, painting, 


3 


75 


J. H. Purr, labor, 


54 


25 


James Bartren, labor, 


48 


80 


John Cullin, labor, 


21 


00 


Harry Bourdelais, labor, 


28 


97 


Mrs. N. F. Abbott, team, 


13 


50 


Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 


8 


15 


Jerry Golden, labor, 


47 


70 


Michael Boyle, labor, 


22 


50 


Abbott Irving, labor, 


6 


30 


Samuel Smith, repairing crusher, 


10 


85 


Jerry Leary, labor, 


127 


50 


R. A. Ward, labor, 


18 


00 


Albert A. Hardy, labor, 


38 


50 


John Maddox, labor, 


27 


00 



Amount carried forward, $2187 95 



39 



Appropriation and receipts, March 7th. 
Amount brought forward, 

John Crowley, labor, 
T. P. Harriman, iron work, 
John W. Henderson, labor, 
George D. Ward, 

Total expenditure, 

Overdrawn, 



14,740,00 



2187 


95 








36 


00 








11 


60 








6 


00 








27 


00 












$4787 


90 




$ 


47 


90 



40 



Removing Snow* 




Appropriation, March 7th, 1898, 


1 


S. A. Lovejoy, 


$ 18 63 


Joseph T. Lovejoy, 


18 01 


F. J. Williamson, 


6 41 


James J. Abbott, 


52 02 


Patrick McMullen, 


27 03 


E. M. Tarr, 


7 00 


Daniel Sullivan, 


7 86 


J. J. Foye, 


5 25 


James Hill, 


8 75 


George Dane, 


7 96 


George A. Piddington, 


7 00 


George E. and L. M. Davis, 


17 25 


J. J. Lynch, 


9 03 


Lewis Buxton, 


6 61 


George Buxton, 


7 78 


Elix Crocket, 


8 60 


Charles O'Hara, 


4 47 


E. H. Berry, 


4 60 


J. C. Hutchinson, 


10 70 


S. 0. Cheever, 


10 70 


Walter Cheever, 


8 39 


Brenton Baker, 


9 33 


George F. Baker, 


9 14 


Edgar Mclntire, 


3 50 


John P. Savage, 


8 75 


Edward W. Burtt, 


85 75 


J. Warren Mooar, 


9 50 


Joseph Murphy, 


6 61 


George Rattery, 


6 50 


John Colbath, 


6 12 


Henry McLawlin, 


23 30 


John B. Abbott, 


72 26 



$3,500 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$494 81 



41 



Appropriation, March 7th, 




$3,500 00 


Amount brought forward. 


$494 81 


George P. Pillsbury, 


43 


75 


0. W. Vennard, 


3 


50 


Daniel P. Stiles, 


2 


52 


William H. Tucker, 


69 


21 


Fred Symonds, 


7 


77 


Howard Baker, 


8 


75 


Frank Prescott, 


4 46 


J. Callahan, 


5 


25 


Benjamin Lovejoy, 


3 


50 


William H. Tucker, 


28 


39 


N. H. Perkins, 


97 


35 


C. C. Blunt, 


40 


35 


J. S. Kempton, 


3 


32 


Peter Dugan, 


6 


12 


Samuel Thayer, 


14 


00 


R. C. Reed, 


7 


18 


Patrick Murphy, 


8 


36 


Augustus Remmes, 


21 


00 


Daniel Murphy, 


17 


11 


Ammon P. Richardson, 


2 


14 


George A. Hardy, 


29 


16 


Charles H. Flint, 


5 


25 


Thomas E. Gray, 


8 


39 


George N. Payne, 


1 


95 


Thomas Fitzgerald, 


3 


75 


C. N. L. Stone, 


2 


68 


George L. Burnham, Supt., 


13 


52 


James Saunders, 


2 


20 


Leonard Saunders, 


1 


00 


George Saunders, 


1 


00 


Lewis Pierce, 




68 


William Haggerty, 


9 15 



Amount carried forward, $967 ">7 



42 



Appropriation, March 7th, 




$3,500 00 


Amount brought forward, 


1967 


57 


W. H. Carter, and others, 


228 


07 


William Mcintosh, 


1 


95 


Charles Ryan, 


5 


25 


Charles Stickney, 


7 


00 


Abbott Erving, 


6 


12 


Geo. F. Baker, 


2 


32 


John O'Brien, 


12 


25 


Shattuck Bros., 


10 


50 


Charles A. Jameson, 


24 


02 


F. G. Haynes & Co., shovels, 


3 


25 


Thomas Leary, 


3 


50 


J. F. Lynch, 




62 


George E. Flint, 


12 


63 


Alexander Dear, 


2 


63 


George Mander, 


5 


25 


John Connelly, 


8 


62 


H. S. Johnson, 


1 


DO 


Stephen E. Abbott, 


7 


00 


Daniel Sweeney, 


12 44 


John Hart, 


13 


22 


T. A. Holt, shovels, 


1 


14 


Ter ranee McNanny, 


2 


00 


A. R. Cunningham, 


1 


00 


E. W. Boutwell, 


8 


50 


Daniel J. Donovan, 


21 


00 


Daniel Donovan, 


8 


75 


E. G. Wright, 


2 


63 


John Mad d ox, 


42 


75 


Warren A. Bailey, 


33 


00 


F. W. Brundrett, 


12 


25 


Timothy C. Sullivan, 


24 


22 


Michael Heffernan, 


23 


33 



Amount carried forward, $1516 33 



43 



Appropriation, March 7th, 




Amount brought forward y 


81516 33 


Robert Boyle, 


1 75 


William Leary, 


25 67 


Dennis Riley, 


34 50 


Frank H. Gleason, 


30 00 


Harrison Hardy, 


4 00 


H. E. Gould & Son, 


43 08 


Charles H. Newton, 


2 85 


Albert A. Hardy, 


13 20 


Lewis Belisle, 


8 06 


Thomas P. Harriman, iron work, 


2 00 


George H. Worcester, 


2 28 


George W. Harnden, 


15 75 


B. F. Smith, 


17 29 


Arthur S. Flint, 


3 94 


George E. Flint, 


4 38 


Leon G. Flint, 


3 94 


John F. Willey, 


4 46 


C. Washburn, 


11 25 


John W. Nuckley, 


7 62 


William Titus, 


5 44 


Fred Harrington, 


5 93 


Leonard Morse, 


5 05 


William Hutchinson, 


75 


Green & Woodlin, 


4 26 


James Fountain, 


2 80 


Joseph Levalley, 


2 80 


John Colbath, 


4 47 


George L. Bursley, 


1 26 


Elwin Teague, 


2 90 


William Wheatley, 


4 47 


Michael Cullin, 


3 50 


Burns Nickerson, 


1 75 


Amount carried forward, 


$1798 23 



$3,500 00 



44 



Appropriation, March 7th, 

Amount carried forward, 
Philip Caffrey, 
Yirley Stevenson, 
John Welsh, 
William O'Donnell, 
John Clinton, 
Henry Riley, 
Edward Newcoinb, 
George Riley, 
Charles Ryan, 
Steve Cortell, 
William Reel, 
Turner H. Lord, 
Cornelius Sullivan, 
Thomas Dudley, 
James Sullivan, 
William McKenzie, 
Cornelius Collins, 
Patrick Connelly, 
Patrick Moynihan, 
Andrew Hurley, 
Daniel Cronin, 
John Leary, 
Frank MacCuskar, 
Joseph Shepard, 
John Schofield, 
Timothy Madden, 
Joseph Magnett, 
John S. Ronan, 
William Hardney, 
George W. Chandler, team, 
Jerry O'Leary, 
John Murphy, 

Amount carried forward, 



$3,500 00 



81798 23 


3 


50 


1 


75 


3 


50 


3 


50 


1 


75 


3 50 


4 


28 


3 


50 


1 36 


1 


55 


3 


58 


5 


25 


1 


56 


1 


56 


1 


56 


6 


81 


16 


91 


6 


03 


7 


58 


30 


34 


16 


03 


27 


04 


22 


56 


5 


83 


36 


74 


30 


53 


7 


00 


15 


64 


15 45 


48 


72 


2 


32 




97 


$2136 43 



45 



Appropriation, March 7th, 




$3,500 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$2136 43 


John Howell, 




78 


Samuel Lewis, 


17 


50 


John H. Leonard, 


1 


65 


John L. Noyes, 


8 


08 


Robert Watson, 


6 


59 


S. Peterson, 


5 


83 


Porter Livingston, 


4 


38 


Clarence Spalding, 




97 


Harry Bourdelais. 


6 


61 


Joseph Bourdelais, 


71 


84 


Clarence J. Way, 


10 


68 


Daniel Harrington, 


2 


63 


Fred C. Way, 


18 


13 


Frank Livingston, 


6 


13 


Roscoe Webb, 


1 


56 


Horace Hatch, 


11 


57 


Augustus Upton, 


6 


22 


Fred Dane, 


7 


88 


Charles Livingston, 


3 


50 


Joseph Gorst, 


11 


37 


Walter Shaw, 


7 


00 


Alvin Lovejoy, 


8 


50 


-John Greene, 


7 


75 


George Shute, 


5 


25 


Sylvan us Lovejoy, 


7 


87 


Henry Bourdelais, 


7 


88 


William Bourdelais, 


2 


92 


Roland G. Pemberton, 


1 


00 


J. S. Billington, 


1 


90 


S. M. Jones, 


2 


13 


Michael P. Welsh, 


7 


00 


John Haggerty, 


88 


64 



Amount carried forward, $2488 17 



46 



Appropriation, March 7th, 


$3,500 00 


Amount brought forward, 


12488 17 


Frank Leonard, 


8 75 


E. Shattuck, 


3 30 


Andrew Steed, 


3 31 


Henry Shaw, 


2 92 


Arthur Shaw, 


13 12 


G. Borham, 


1 75 


Richard Sherry, 


3 11 


Patrick Conway, 


54 83 


W. Adams, 


12 83 


Michael Conley, 


8 75 


William Horan, 


13 21 


John Dearborn, jr., 


3 50 


George Lawrence, 


2 14 


Robert Allen, 


13 03 


John Gile, 


17 50 


Michael Gile, 


17 50 


Harry Nason, 


13 81 


M. Conway, 


5 84 


William Ready, 


10 31 


Joseph Showder, 


5 06 


William Caffrey, 


16 53 


Thomas Joyce, 


10 31 


Charles Conway, 


4 89 


Ralph Ross, 


14 78 


Fred Stark, 


8 16 


John Graham, 


8 75 


John Hi nch cliff, 


3 90 


John Lilly, 


7 80 


William McKeon, 


3 90 


Patrick Bernan, 


1 55 


Oscar Newcomb, 


1 95 


William Newcomb, 


1 75 



Amount carried forward, $2787 01 



47 



Appropriation, March 7th, 




Amount brought forward. 


$2787 01 


Patrick McEvoy, 


12 25 


Horance Neal, 


1 55 


Charles Perry, 


1 75 


Charles Hoffman, 


13 43 


Thomas Horan, 


19 64 


James Oldroyd, 


7 20 


John Burke, 


7 80 


James Clinton, 


21 39 


William Conway, 


20 03 


Charles Morgan, 


7 00 


Allen Simpson, 


3 90 


Joseph Gombley, 


12 83 


William Welsh, 


3 50 


Patrick Ryan, 


8 75 


Richard York, 


7 40 


Charles Billington, 


1 75 


William Greenwood, 


1 95 


Edward Kneeland, 


1 95 


Leonard York, 


3 90 


Bert Moody, 


8 75 


Solomon Mather, 


11 30 


William Burke, 


2 92 


Henry Piatt, 


3 70 


Joseph Oldroydd, 


8 52 


Michael Cavaner, 


2 75 


H. F. O'Donnell, 


14 00 


Harry Kibbey, 


3 12 


Joshua H. Chandler, 


70 94 


Edward S. Hardy, 


44 41 


John Sweeney, 


13 31 


John W Stark, 


3> 00 


B. W. Burtt, 


9 75 



$3,500 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$3168 45 



48 



Appropriation, March 7th, 


$3,500 00 


Amount brought forward. 


$3168 45 


L. F. Murch, 


5 97 


John D. Driscoll, 


24 92 


C. L. Bailey, 


7 78 


John Collins, 


5 25 


William Lynch, 


7 44 


James Flint, 


8 75 


George Boutwell, 


15 94 


Samuel H. Boutwell, 


44 86 


Arthur Comeau, 


3 89 


George W. Chandler, salary, 


170 00 


W. T. Rea, 


6 22 


Charles Means, 


9 00 


George Chiras, 


7 00 


W. Craig, 


11 28 


Alexander E. Pelky, 


1 56 


Frank Deutremont, 


2 43 


E. L. Brown, 


2 92 


John Pitts, 


1 75 


A. M. Bancroft, 


9 42 


G. A. Leighton, 


7 65 


Bertie Mears, 


5 25 


Freeman Abbott, 


33 75 


Lewis A. Berry, 


78 


Frank Burke, 


12 25 


George L. Bursley, 


7 00 


George L. Averill, 


6 30 


Ernest E. Meyers, 


9 87 


George Goldsmith, 


56 40 


Daniel Fitzpatrick, 


86 57 


Almon Abbott, 


4 52 


N. G. Abbott, 


2 62 


M. A. Toomey, 


6 65 


Amount carried forward. 


$3754 44 



49 



Appropriation, March 7th, 

Amount brought forward, 
George Doyle, 
T. Palmer Bailey, 
Maurice Fitzgerald, 
David Foley, 
Nelson Hibbard, 
James Donovan, 
Henry K. Flint, 
Samuel H. Bailey, 
James Toye, 
S. W. Hanson, 
H. S. Johnson, 
Patrick Hodnadd, 
William Hobdy, 
John Manning, 
Edwin Flint, 
George D. Sellars, 
J. C. Morse, 
George Carter, 
John McGlynn. 
James Lawlin, 
Joseph Dourett, 
Fred Murphy, 
Charles Hurley, 
Frank Fendleson, 
Scott Shattuck, 
J. H. Winslow, 
0. Benson, 
W. P. Jenkins, 
Fred Andrews, 
Arthur Hicks, 
Mrs. N. F. Abbott, team, 
Owen Sullivan, 

Amount carried forward, 



83,500 00 



$3754 44 


17 


50 


1 


75 


14 


79 


7 


39 


6 


12 


11 


70 


1 


93 


6 


00 


7 


78 


9 


75 


5 


44 


23 


63 


7 


97 


7 


97 


3 


11 


7 


00 


12 


45 


8 


75 


7 


78 


11 


28 


11 


90 


10 


50 


12 25 


12 


25 


17 


50 


9 


95 


10 


70 


6 45 


12 


25 


2 


73 


23 


91 


5 


83 


$4070 


75 



50 



Appropriation, March 7th, 


$3,500 00 


Amount brought forward, 


14070 75 


Austin Noland, 


78 


George C. Chandler, 


1 25 


J. E. Hutchinson, 


1 26 


Owen Tully, 


7 00 


H. P. Dill, 


7 00 


Charles McDermott, 


3 60 


Albert Chadwick, 


4 08 


Theopolis Jaggar, 


8 99 


John Maroney, 


16 53 


John Mahoney, 


15 75 


John Henderson, 


8 16 


Daniel Leary, 


10 31 


John Madden, 


18 28 


James Haggerty, 


10 50 


Dennis Donovan, 


11 28 


Seth Taylor, 


78 


John Fleming, 


78 


John Hannon, 


78 


E. Law, 


1 54 


James Anderson, 


10 50 


Dennis Driscoll, 


12 25 


-Michael Stack, 


23 32 


Total expenditure, 


GIO/1* Q7 




Overdrawn, 


$ 745 37 



51 



Sidewalks* 



Appropriation, March 7th, 1898, 


$1500 00 


Re-inibursed by abuttors, 1898, 


219 60 




$1719 60 


Patrick McMullen, labor, 


$30 34 


Frank McCuskar, labor, 


30 34 


John Schofield, labor, 


64 93 


John Leary, labor, 


24 11 


Timothy Madden, labor, 


42 38 


Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 


16 88 


William Leary, labor, 


28 35 


Dennis Riley, labor, 


32 07 


John D. Driscoll, labor, 


57 20 


Joseph Shepard, labor. 


40 25 


John W. Stark, labor, 


1 50 


Hardy & Cole, labor, lumber and 


supplies, 72 24 


George W. Chandler, team, 


19 33 


John Shepard, labor, 


2 52 


Turner Lord, labor, 


2 88 


Dennis P. Driscoll, labor, 


4 27 


John O'Collins, labor, 


26 50 


Swan Mateson, labor, 


5 05 


Cornelius Collins, labor, 


2 52 


John Ronan, labor, 


9 52 


Patrick Connolly, labor, 


4 27 


Thomas Lynch, labor, 


2 52 


Patrick Hodnadd. labor, 


3 30 


George L. Burnham, Supt., team, 


6 50 


Joseph Magnett, labor, 


4 27 


G. L. Tupper, labor, 


2 50 


Jerry Leary, team, 


82 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$618 54 



52 

Appropriation and reimbursement, March 7th, $ 1,7 19 60 
Amount brought forward, $618 54 

James Batrem, labor, 

Mrs. N. F. Abbott, team, 

George W. Chandler, salary, 

Bailey & Chase, concreting, 

W. L. Jones, edge stones, 

W. F. Duffee & Co., concreting, 
Total expenditure, 

Overdrawn, 



7 


00 




18 


00 




83 00 




160 40 




25 


75 




840 


03 


$1752 72 








$33 12 



53 



Macadam Roads* 



Appropriation, March 7th, 1898, 
George Saunders, supplies, 
P. Eames, stone, 

Frank E. Gleason, coal and team, 
James H. Purr, labor, 
Patrick McMullen, labor, 
Joseph Shepard, labor, 
Thomas Lynch, labor, 
Dennis P. Driscoll, labor, 
Dennis Riley, labor, 
William Leary, labor, 
John D. Driscoll, labor, 
John Schofield, labor, 
Swan Mateson, labor, 
Timothy Madden, labor, 
John S. Ronan, labor. 
Turner H. Lord, labor, 
Patrick Connelly labor, 
George W. Chandler, team and coal, 
George L. Burnham, Supt, labor, 
Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 
Cornelius Collins, labor 
Patrick Hodnadd, labor, 
John O'Collins, labor, 
John Haggerty, labor, 
Patrick Conway, labor, 
William Hardney, labor, 
Joseph Magnett, labor, 
John Leary, labor, 
Frank McCuskar, labor, 
Smith & Dove Manufacturing Co., waste, 
and repairing Crusher, 

Amount carried forward, 



14,000 00 



$ 12 


54 


12 


00 


119 


00 


162 


00 


125 


60 


80 


64 


83 


79 


74 


66 


65 


13 


99 93 


101 


11 


89 62 


80 


49 


114 33 


47 


25 


137 


09 


83 


04 


200 


40 


265 


50 


132 


23 


107 


30 


97 60 


243 


00 


174 


12 


87 


89 


60 47 


59 


30 


1 


75 


1 


75 


19 


97 


J2939 50 



54 



Appropriation, March 7th, 


14,000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$2939 50 


Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


48 45 


T. P. Harriman, iron work, 


16 40 


George W. Chandler, salary, 


416 00 


Ammon Richardson, labor, 


18 00 


J. O'Brien, labor, 


78 


John Guthrie, labor, 


78 


John Cullen, labor, 


36 75 


James Batren, labor, 


47 83 


Jerry Leary, labor, 


159 00 


Dennis Gleason, labor, 


45 50 


Erwin C. Pike, labor, 


7 84 


Harry Bourdelais, labor, 


7 00 


Mrs. N. F. Abbott, team, 


27 00 


W. R. Rutter & Co., oil cups, 


1 30 


Ames Plow Co., tray barrows, 


24 00 


Treat Hardware and Supply Co., supplies, 2 85 


A. Beauregard, wood work, 


7 50 


Watts Regulator Co., supplies, 


8 42 


A. J. Wellington, parts to Crusher, 


61 00 


Boston & Maine R.R., freight, 


42 


Underhay Oil Co., oil, 


31 93 


Anderson & Bowman, iron work, 


3 00 


Total expenditure, 


$3°/11 *>*> 




Balance unexpended, 


$ 88 75 



00 



Horses and Drivers* 

Appropriation, March 7th, 1898, $3,000 00 

A. Beauregard, wood work, $ 34 75 

Henry McLawlin, supplies, 21 33 

George A. Mayer, harness, 138 35 

Frank E. Gleason, hay and straw, 65 22 

F. M. Smith, care of horses, 720 00 

J. O. Carter, care of horses, 150 00 

F. E. Morse, care of horses, 585 00 

Anderson and Bowman, iron work, 100 86 

Andover Electric Light Company, light, 15 00 

J. H. Campion & Co., 105 35 

Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 3 50 

O. A. Kelley & Co., horses, 197 oO 

Frank Carter, care of horses, 247 50 

George L. Burnham, Supt., hay, 87 30 

A. W. Baker, horse dentistry, 14 00 

T. P. Harriman, iron work, 74 99 

Smith & Manning, grain, 241 15 

Hardy & Cole, labor, 1 94 

Barnett Rogers' Agency, rent of barn, 28 00 

E. M. and W. A. Allen, medicine, 1 00 

C. W. Hudson Oil Co., oil, 1 50 

T. A. Holt and Co., grain, 111 19 

Charles F. Mayer, harness, 3 10 

Arthur Bliss, medicine, 4 80 

John Connelly, labor, 32 25 

Total expenditure, $2985 58 

Balance unexpended, $ 14 42 



56 



HIGHWAY SURVEYOR'S REPORT. 



To the Board of Selectmen: 

I have the honor to submit the following report. 
Work in the spring was begun by catting trees and bushes 
on Woburn Street from Phillips Street to Spring Grove Cem- 
etery, and a much needed sidewalk was built on one side the 
street with about four hundred (400) feet of fence along the 
north side. 

Scraped the street and gravelled most of it from Phillips 
Street to the Cemetery, and rebuilt part of the culvert and 
retaining wall on Woburn Street. 

The sidewalk on Phillips Street from Abbot Street to Mr. 
Chapin's was gravelled. Washington Avenue was gravelled 
and also most of the sidewalk on the avenue. 

The road-scraper was used on Highland Street from Salem 
Street to North Andover line, and on Porter Street from 
Salem Street to Main, and part of the street was regravelled. 

Salem Street was scraped from Highland Road to house of 
Perley Woodbridge. The Prospect Hill road from Salem 
Street to Miss Sawyer's and the road from C. C. Blunt's, 
Salem Street, to Highland Road were each improved by 
scraping. From John B. Jenkins' to the Reading line the 
road was scraped and about one half was regravelled. 

About a half a mile of road from Salem Street past Mr. 
Geo. D. Millett's was scraped and repaired, and the road from 
near Mr. H. Carter's on Main Street, to the Wilmington road 
was scraped, and also the road from Lowell Street near Geo. 
Buchan's to past Joshua H. Chandler's, and from the West 
Parish Church to Frye Village. 



57 

The scraper was used on the River Road from the Law- 
rence line to the Fish Brook, and from Gerry Hardy's to C. 
I. Hood's and all of the large stones removed by digging and 
blasting. Two culverts relaid on the River Road, and the 
greater part of the Road from the Lawrence line to the house 
of John Maddox was regravelled ; the sides of the road were 
cleared and the bushes cut. 

Concrete sidewalks have been laid as follows : 

From corner of High Street to Maple Avenue on Elm St.; 
on Morton Street from Main Street to land of Trustees; on 
School St. from Central St. to B. & M. R. R. station ; and in 
Ballardvale from F. G. Haynes' store to B. & M. R. R. and 
a short piece on Marland Street. 

The roadway on School Street near George Piddington's 
has been so narrow that two teams could not pass without 
danger. As there was a lot of stone from the Sewer, I 
thought it would be well to use them in building a wall on 
the south side of the street, and to put in a sidewalk on the 
line where it should be, 

The wall was built, taking about two hundred and fifty 
(250) perch of stone, but there was not time to build the 
sidewalk or to change the road-bed before the ground froze. 

The bridge at Marland Village was replanked this year. 

Essex St. has been improved by 450 feet of Macadam, and 
"Central Street by 480 feet.* On Summer St., we macadam- 
ized 225 feet, on Bartlet St. 640 feet, 1400 feet on Elm St., 
and had to rebuild one half the road made last year, from 
Morton St. to Town Hall on Main St., on account of the 
sewerage piping and the raising of the electric car track. 

A great deal of extra work has been made necessary this 
year, in the center of the Town, by the sewer system, but 
hereafter these streets will probably be in better condition on 
account of the under-drainage. 

There are about 600 loads of stone on hand for the crusher, 
gathered from the streets where the sewer was put in. 



58 

There will probably have to be a large amount of labor 
this spring on the streets where the sewer was put in, on ac- 
count of the settling of the ground. 

There is a loud call from all parts of the town for better 
roads and 1 would recommend that a larger appropriation of 
money be made this year, to meet the increasing demands. 

One hundred and forty-five miles of road with bridges, 
culverts, sidewalks and gutters is a good deal to be cared for 
properly with the present appropriations. 

[ would recommend that the town raise $4,000.00 for 
macadam roads, $4,000.00 for highways and bridges and 
$1500.00 for sidewalks ; $500.00 to be spent under the bet- 
terment act. 

Respectfully, 

GEORGE W. CHANDLER, 

Highway Surveyor. 



59 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



Appropriation, March 7th, 
Water Commissioners : 



85000 00 



John H. Flint, 


$ 40 00 


F. G. Haynes, 


30 00 


J. P. Butterfield, 


30 00 


Clerk, Treasurer, Selectmen, Assessors, 




Overseers of Poor : 




A. Marland, 


1000 00 


George A. Parker, 


400 00 


Wm. G. Goldsmith, 


400 00 


Samuel H. Boutwell, 


300 00 


John S. Stark, 


300 00 


Registrars of Voters : 




Henry McLawlin, 


21 75 


Joseph F. Cole, 


21 75 


John Davey, 


23 50 


A. Marland, 


21 75 


Auditors of Accounts : 




G. A. Higgins, 


5 00 


Louis A. Dane, 


5 00 


Chas. B. Jenkins, 


5 00 


Police : 

Geo. W. Mears, 


690 00 


J. W. Mooar, night watchman, 


453 50 


Wm. H. Sleath, 


12 75 


John Fellows, jr., 


58 50 



Amount carried forward, 



$3818 50 



60 



Appropriation, March 7th, 


$5,000 00 


Amount brought forward , 


13818 50 


W. P. Dane, 


1 00 


F. A. S wanton, 


15 25 


W. H. Carter, 


13 75 


M. T. Welch, 


53 50 


W. L. Frye, 


37 25 


N. Jaquith, jr., 


45 00 


John H. Clinton, 


5 00 


E. H. Shattuck, 


53 00 


W. H. Goff, 


10 50 


Wna. Gillespie, 


1 00 


Board of Health : 




Chas. E. Abbott, M. D., secretary, 


50 00 


Election Officers : 




Geo. A. Higgins and 17 others, 


82 00 


Owen F. Caffrey and 7 others, 


32 00 


Town Counsel : 




Geo. A Poor, 


10 00 


Fire Wards : 




John B. Jenkins and 2 others, 


16 25 


John B. Jenkins and 1 other, 


10 00 


H. L. Neal and 12 others, 


7 50 


Fred Symonds, 


1 50 


Thos. E. Gray, 


1 50 


Allan Simpson and 6 others, 


2 00 


Allan Simpson and 11 others, 


16 50 


W. I. Morse and 8 others, 


18 00 


Louis A. Dane, 


3 00 


Total expenditure, 


< fi / IR0 / i 00 




Unexpended, 


$696 00 



61 

Town House* 

Appropriation, March 7, $1000 00 

Robert Bell, labor, $300 00 

Hardy & Cole, work on police station and 

bulkhead, 
Henry McLawlin, supplies, 
Andover Electric Co., light, 
Andover Electric Co., footlights, etc., 

E. C. Pike, supplies, 
Grace Wyllie, labor, 
A. W. Caldwell, painting, 

F. A. Bodwell, painting, 
Lawrence Decorating Co., mending flags, 
Frank E. Dodge, plastering, 
Tuttle's Express, 

Hardy & Cole, bookcase and lepairs, 
Henry Harmon, repairing roof, 
Smith & Manning, supplies, 
Frank E. Gleason, coal, 
H. F. Chase, keys and repairing lock, 
H. P. Noyes, labor and supplies, 
Hardy & Cole, repairs and labor, 
John Conolly, labor, 

.A. W. Baker, wood, 
Moses Y. Gleason, labor on boiler, 
Brainard Cummings, labor, 
Samuel C. Meader, painting and glazing, 
Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



21 


81 


5 


96 


103 


23 


37 00 


22 


10 


1 


00 


18 


14 


15 


50 


8 


00 


17 


00 


2 


00 


60 


61 


42 


69 




71 


214 


74 


1 


85 


14 


71 


6 


34 


4 


50 


6 


00 


19 


38 


2 


60 


9 


40 




*°.25 27 








$64 73 



62 
Fire Department* 

Appropriation, March 7th, 
J. Napier, labor, 

B. W. H. & Rubber Co., supplies, 
Hardy & Cole, repairs, 
Lawrence Elect. & Const. Co., supplies, 
A. W. Caldwell, painting, 
J. E. Whiting, cleaning clock, 
Smith & Dove Mfg. Co., supplies, 

C. N. Perkins & Co., repairs, 
Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 
Greene & Woodlin, supplies, 
Tuttle's Express, 
Geo. A. Mayer, repairs, 
Andover Electric Co., light, 
Henry McLawiin. supplies, 
Blois' Express, 
R. G. Pemberton, labor, 
T. H. Bentley, labor, 

C. A. Morse, labor, 

D. Donovan & Son, painting, 
Frank E. Dodge, work on boiler, 
H. S. Neal, pay roll, 
Chas. F. Mayer, harness, whiffletree and 

chains, 
H. S. Neal, labor and supplies, 

E. H. Shattuck, repairs on wagon, 
McDonald & Hannaford, repairing harness, 
H. P. Noyes, supplies and labor, 

F. G. Haynes & Co., supplies, 
Treat Hardware Co., iron bar, 
Allan Simpson, pay roll, 
Allan Simpson, engineer, 



Amount carried forward, 



$2t 


>00 00 


2 20 




99 65 




58 12 




62 11 




1 50 




75 




32 68 




7 00 




33 




6 04 




21 92 




17 15 




154 14 




14 60 




2 00 




5 60 




6 60 




2 25 




135 43 




10 38 




260 00 




id. 

42 50 




2 50 




2 00 




jss, 1 00 




7 73 




3 70 




16 




30 00 




35 00 




$1025 04 





63 



Appropriation, March 7th, 

Amount brought forward, 
Allan Simpson, labor and supplies, 
Geo. Lawrence, labor, 
Andrew McTernen, engineer, 
Walter I. Morse, pay roll, 
Geo. D. Lawson, repairs, 
Geo. D. Lawson, engineer and clerk, 
Lewis T. Hardy, chief, 
John Harnden, engineer, 
Wm. H. McTernen, janitor, 
John Haggerty, services, 
Louis A. Dane, engineer and work on 

hydrants, 
Geo. W. Chandler, coal, 
"W. EL Higgins, teams and supplies, 
American Express Co., 
Geo. D. Lawson, pay roll, 
John McCarthy, labor, 
John Keeland, feeding horses, 
Ray Frankhauser, harness, 
R. J. Sherry, stabling horses, 
E. C. Pike, supplies, 
Harry A. Glazier, hangers, 
American Fire Engine Co., engine grate, 
Tlios. P. Harriman, labor and stock, 
Buckley, McCormick & Sullivan, 12 shades 
Frank E. Gleasou, coal and wood, 
Tyer Rubber Co., labor and supplies, 
H. F. Chase, 1 key, 
The Andover Press, printing, 
Thomas Joyce and another, labor, 
C H. Shattuck, M. D., supplies, 



$2500 00 



$1025 

8 

7 

35 

407 

2 

50 

100 

114 

192 

162 



50 

28 

11 

2 

9 
38 

3 
50 

1 
16 
14 

3 

5 

4 
147 

6 

o 
3 



04 
40 
75 

00 
50 
00 
00 
00 
58 
00 
25 

00 
03 
00 
15 
00 
30 
40 
00 
00 
00 
00 
25 
00 
20 
59 
06 
25 
/>0 
00 
75 



Total expenditure. 



#2500 00 



64 



Fire Alarm. 




Appropriation, March 7th, 






Lawrence Electric Supply Co., labor and 




supplies, 




$57 81 


N. E. Game well Co., supplies, 




97 


Louis A. Dane, services, 




98 85 


Pettingell Andrews Co., supplies, 




11 65 


George A. Mayer, supplies, 




75 


Tyer Rubber Co., supplies and 


blowing 




whistle, 




72 60 


Henry McLawlin, supplies, 




27 25 


W. H. Higgins, teams, 




7 50 


Hardy & Cole, labor and stock, 




42 


Tuttle's Express, 




90 


Total expenditure, 







$300 00 



Balance unexpended, 



1278 70 
$21 30 



Ballardvale Engine House. 



Appropriation, March 7th, 


$500 00 


E. J. Rowe, painting, $136 00 




Ralph R. Ross, labor, 27 45 




Hardy & Cole, labor and stock, 310 32 




Lawrence Electric Sup. Co., labor and 




supplies, 11 70 




Bailey & Chase, concrete, 13 20 






498 67 


iUldl t32LUt511U.lLl.il t/, 


Balance unexpended, 


$1 33 



65 



Park Commission* 

Appropriation, March 7th, 11200 00 

Andover Press, 50 linen signs, 

Hardy & Cole, seats and signs, 

Hardy & Cole, fence, 

John H. Flint, deed of land, 

Henry Provo, 116 days, 2 3-4 hours, 

Thos. P. Harriman, repairing rakes and 
clipper, 

Dennis Sweeney, repairing grub hoes, 

Elemuel Brown, 3 hours work, 

Cornelius Sullivan, 14 days, 8 1-2 hours, 

Henry Symonds, 41 days, 3 1-2 hours, 

Wm. G. Goldsmith, 902 hours, 

Wm. G. Goldsmith, horse and wagon 4 1-2 

days, 5 67 

Treat Hardware Supply Co., 84 ft. 6 in. 

pipe, 6 30 

Treat Hardware Supply Co., 18 ft., 12 in. 
pipe, 

Henry McLawlin, scythes, etc., 

Flint Symonds, 5Q days, 2 3-4 hours, 

John E. Murphy, 3 days, 

John W. Kidder, 8 1-2 days, 

Reuben O. Eldred, 10 days, 

J. T. Lovejoy and others, work on car- 
riage road, 

Total expenditure, 



$ 3 


00 


19 


86 


23 


00 


100 


00 


203 


49 


L 


65 


1 


00 




60 


22 


34 


72 52 


180 


40 



Balance unexpended, 



3 83 




7 17 




84 37 




4 50 




12 75 




15 00 




433 00 






1199 45 






1 55 



66 



State Aid. 




Appropriation, March. 7th, 




Eobert Bell, 


$44 00 


Lucy M. Buxton, 


30 00 


Christina Bell, 


12 00 


Benjamin Cheever, 


72 00 


Betsey J. Cheever, 


48 00 


Samuel Cheever, 


46 00 


Elizabeth R. Carter, 


16 00 


George Craig, 


12 00 


Ellen Craig, 


48 00 


Malachi Clinton, 


16 00 


Deborah M. dishing, 


48 00 


Elmore Dane, 


53 50 


Augustus M. Davis, 


48 00 


Rhoda Davis, 


36 00 


Marian Davis, 


40 00 


John S. Dearborn, 


18 00 


Theodore A. Gibbs, 


60 00 


Phoebe Greene, 


48 00 


Eliza A. Higgins, 


12 00 


William S. Hodgman, 


72 00 


Martha M. Hovey, 


48 00 


Ann Hunter, 


48 00 


Susan M. Bolt, 


20 00 


Lizzie A. Johnson, 


48 00 


John McKenzie, 


54 00 


Bridget McCullough, 


48 00 


Sarah McGunness, 


40 00 


James McDonald, 


48 00 


John McCarthy, 


23 00 


Charles Mears, 


44 00 


Sarah Mears, 


4 00 


John P. Morgan, 


30 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$1234 50 



$1600 00 



67 



Appropriation. March 7th, 






$1600 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$1234 


50 




Margaret Mot-row, 


48 


00 




William B. Morse, 


23 


00 




George W. Parker, 


48 


00 




John Par ton, 


50 


00 




Bridget Pasho, 


48 


00 




Edward D. Pearson, 


32 


00 




George E. Pike, 


32 


00 




Joseph Russell, 


48 


00 




Martha Russell, 


48 


00 




Richard W. Simonds, 


30 


00 




Etta Simonds, 


28 


00 




Henry Shaw, 


46 


00 




Laura F. Smith, 


12 


00 




Nancy M. Travis, 


48 


00 




Total expenditure, 






1775 50 






Overdrawn, 


$175 50 



The State Aid is paid to disabled soldiers — (and their 
wives) — and soldiers' widows who draw pensions from the 
U. S. Government. It is paid only upon the approval of 
the Commissioners of State Aid. The whole amount is re- 
paid to the Town by the State. 

State Aid. War with Spain* 

No appropriation. 
Esther A. Brochu, 
Winifred Brochu, 
Elizabeth B. Henderson, 
George Henderson, 
William Henderson, 
Jemima A. Henderson, 

Amount carried forward, $168 00 



$28 00 


28 


00 


28 


00 


28 


00 


28 


00 


2S 


00 



68 
No appropriation. 



Amount brought forward, 


$168 00 




John M. Henderson. 


28 00 




Bertha W. Henderson, 


28 00 




Nellie W. Smith, 


28 00 




Donald Smith, 


28 00 




Harold Smith, 


28 00 




Total expenditure, 




$308 00 




Military Aid* 




Appropriation, March 7th, 




$300 00 


Joseph G-. Nolan, 


196 00 




Charles D. Woodbridge, 


96 00 




Nathan H. Gray, 


30 00 




intnl PTTT»pn r^itn tp 




222 00 


J- VJ LcXi. uAUClJUllUlCj 




— m^j \j \j 


Balance unexpended. 


$78 00 



The Military Aid is paid to disabled soldiers who do not 
draw pensions. It is paid only upon the approval of the 
Commissioners of State Aid. One half of the amount is 
repaid to the Town by the State. 

250th Anniversary, 

Appropriation, March 7th, $538 79 

Unexpended, 1897, 126 62 



$665 41 
Andover Press, $665 41 

Total expenditure, $665 41 



Memorial Day* 

Appropriation, March 7th, $200 00 

B. Cummings, Quartermaster, Post 99, G.A.R., 200 00 



69 

Spring Grove Cemetery 

Appropriation, March 7th, 
Sale of lots, etc., 



Hardy & Cole, labor and stock, 
W. H. Higgins, teams, 
M. T. Stack, labor, 
John Allicon, labor, 
Philip Allicon, labor, 
T. Connors, labor, 
T. Connell, labor, 
H. McLawlin, supplies, 
Henry Allicon, labor, 
George W. Foster, deeds and recording, 
0. W. Yennard, superintendent, etc, 
H. A. Hay ward, 11 loads of gravel, 
Smith & Manning, grass seeds, etc., 
Thos. P. Harriman, drills, etc., 
Francis H. Foster, surveying, 
E. Worthington, survey and plan, 
Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 





$300 00 




391 50 




$691 50 


$ 47 30 




4 00 




39 00 




108 00 




38 50 




38 50 




101 50 




7 30 




6 13 




12 75 




97 00 




5 50 




7 43 




4 80 




2 00 




87 00 






8606 71 






$84 79 



The Boulders* 






Appropriation, March^7th, 




$200 00 


George W. Chandler, labor, 


$ 57 75 




Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


25 




W. F. Dnffee & Co., concreting, 


144 08 




Total expenditure, 
Overdrawn, 




202 08 
" $2 08 





70 

Printing and Stationary* 

Appropriation, March 7, 1700 00 

George A. Parker, stamps, 4 00 

George E. Hussey, rubber stamps and ink, 1 75 
Andover Press, printing, 
Henry M. Meek, books, 
George A. Parker, book, 
A. E. Martell & Co., police letter book, 
George A. Higgins & Co., supplies, 
George A. Parker, stamped envelopes, 
A. W. Brownell, dog blanks, 
M. F. Colburn, water bonds, 
Bufford Sons Engraving and Lith. Co. 

sewer bonds, 
S. J. Bucklin, sewer bids, 
The Fairbanks Co., scale weigh book, 
Thos. Groom & Co.. tax book, 
Wm. A. Currie & Co., check books, 

Total expenditure, 1876 44 



579 


65 


4 


50 


3 


00 


5 


00 


18 


24 


76 


30 


2 


50 


32 


50 


115 


00 


1 


50 


6 


00 


2 


00 


24 


50 



Overdrawn, $176 44 



Hay Scales. 






Appropriation, March 7th, 




$50 00 


Allen F. Abbott, labor and stock, 


$12 13 




J. M. Bean, services, 


25 00 




Total expenditure, 




37 13 




Balance unexpended, 


$12 87 



State Highway. 

Received from State Treasurer, $606 64 

Mass. Broken Stone Co., 600 14 



Unexpended, $6 50 





71 






Care of Dump* 






Appropriation, March 7th, 
Unexpended 1897, 




130 00 


150 00 
14 50 


Henry Provo, 

Total expenditure, 


$64 50 
: $30 00 






Unexpended, 


4M4 50 



Street Lightings 



Appropriation, March 7th, 
W. H. Coleman, Treasurer, 

Balance unexpended, 



"Ware Fund* 



Unexpended balance, 
W. F. Duffee & Co., concreting, 
Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



195 05 



Sinking Fund* 

Appropriation, March 7th, 

Geo. A. Parker, deposited in Savings Banks, 

Maintenance Waterworks* 

Appropriation, March 7th, 
George A. Parker, Treasurer, 

Redemption of Bonds* 



Appropriation, Voted Oct. 21, 1889, 
George A. Parker, Treasurer, 
Total Expenditure, 



$5000 00 



$4150 00 
4078 37 

$71 63 



$95 09 



95 05 

— 04 



$875 00 
875 00 



$4200 00 
4200 00 



$5000 00 



$5000 00 



72 
Abatement of Taxes* 

Appropriation, March 7th, 
S. F. E. Company, No. 1, poll-taxes, 
S. F. E. Company, No. 2, poll-taxes, 
Geo. A. Parker, Treasurer, 
Total expenditure, 

Overdrawn, 

State Tax. 



$36 00 

20 00 

484 66 



$300 00 



540 66 
$240 66 



Appropriation, March 7th, 
E. P. Shaw, Treasurer, 

Balance unexpended, 



$5000 00 
3720 30 

$1279 70 



County Tax* 



Appropriation, March 7th, 
E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 

Balance unexpended, 



$5000 00 
4353 35 

$646 65 



Interest, 



Appropriation, March 7th, 


$9500 


00 


Andover National Bank, 


$1533 ,">6 




Memorial Hall Notes, 


1400 00 




Andover Water Bonds, 


7203 38 




S. A. Mason, 


60 33 




N. Jaquith, 


360 00 




Total paid, 


10557 


2T 


Overdrawn, 


$1057 


27 



73 





Notes Paid. 


1898, Apr. 11, 


No. 68, 


Oct. 7, 


No. 69, 


Nov. 10, 


No. 54, 


Nov. 14, 


No. 70, 


Nov. 14, 


No. 71, 


Nov. 14, 


No. 72, 


Nov. 3, 


No. 73, 


Nov. 8, 


No. 74, 


Nov. 8, 


No. 75, 


Nov. 8, 


No. 76, 


Nov. 1, 


No. 77, 


1899, Jan. 17, 


No. 78, . 


Jan. 17, 


No. 79, 


Jan. 17, 


No. 80, 


Total, 






Notes Discounted* 


1898, Feb. 7, 


Note No. 69, 


Mar. 14, 


Note No. 70, 


Apr. 4, 


Note No. 71, 


Apr. 11, 


Note No. 72, 


May 2, 


Note No. 73, 


June 6, 


Note No. 74, 


June 6, 


Note No. 75, 


July 5, 


Note No. 76, 


Aug. 7, 


Note No. 77, 


Nov. 7, 


Note No. 78, 


Nov. 11, 


Note No. 79, 


Nov. 14, 


Note No. 80, 


1899, Jan. 14, 


Note No. 81, 


Amount discounted, 




Insurance Account, 


Appropriation, 


March 7th, 


Joseph A. Smart, agent, 


Balance unexpended, 



110000 


00 


5000 


00 


1500 


00 


6000 


00 


5000 


00 


10000 00 


13000 


00 


6000 


00 


2000 


00 


5000 


00 


4000 


00 


9500 


00 


10000 


00 


6000 


00 


$93000 00 


15000 


00 


6000 


00 


5000 


00 


10000 


00 


13000 


00 


6000 


00 


2000 


00 


5000 


00 


4000 


00 


9500 


00 


10000 


00 


6000 00 


18000 


00 


$99500 00 


$-200 00 


108 


05 


$91 


95 




— 



74 



Miscellaneous* 



Appropriation, March 7th, 

W. H. Higgins, teams, 

C. H. Shattuck, M.D., medicine, 

Greenough, Adams & Cushing, ink, 

Henry M. Meek, books, 

Joseph P. Nolan, inspecting plumbing, 

P. J. Daley, damages, 

Frank H. Messer, returning deaths, 1897, 

J. F. Richards, M.D., returning births, 1897, 

Arthur Bliss, supplies Board of Health, 

Ira B. Hill, teams, 

J. E. Keeland, stabling, 

Charles E. Abbott, M.D., returning births, 

Barnett Rogers, teller, 

S. J. Bucklin, services, 

George W. Mears, car fare and feeding 

prisoners, 
Charles E. Abbott, vaccinating school 

children, 
J. A. Smart, bond for town treasurer, 
George H. Poor, fees, 

F. M. Hill, services, 
A. H. L. Bemis, meals, 

G. J. M. Bemis, meals, 
S. H. Boutwell, expenses, 
John H. Clinton, services, 
T. F. Pratt, damage to horse, 
Jordan, Marsh & Co., flag, 
George W. Foster, recording deed, 
George H. Carlisle, telephone, 
J. A. Leitch, medical attendance, 
A. I. Felton, book, 
M. A. Clement, telephone, 



$1500 00 



196 
2 
1 
2 

22 
5 

17 
5 

23 

56 

4 

3 



75 
00 
50 
50 
00 
00 
50 
75 
00 
00 
50 
75 
00 
55 



35 12 



30 


00 


100 


00 


31 


00 


18 


21 




50 


4 


85 


4 


81 


3 


50 


170 


00 


19 


25 




65 


3 


85 


3 


00 


1 50 


3 49 



Amount carried forward, 



$670 53 



75 



Appropriation, March 7th, 

Amount brought forward, § 

Boston Daily Advertiser, advertising, 
N. E. Tel. & Tel. Co., moving and setting 

poles, 
J. H. Blunt, telephone pole, 
J. W. Mooar, taking school census, 
C. H. Newton, cattle inspector, 
American Express Co., 
George E. Hussey, rubber stamps, 
Estate of John H. Dean, policeman's coat, 
John Kimball, agt., fifty ride ticket, 
Arthur Bliss, telephone, 
George A. Parker, postage stamps, 
John Fellows, jr., team, 
Colver J. Stone, services, 
Hardy & Cole, labor and stock, 
Henry W. Cunningham, pruning trees, 
Charles Clarke & Son, vaccine virus, 
Aretas R. Sanborn, Rgr., recording deed, 
E. T. Barnum, jail cells, 
John W. Stark, team, 
John A. Riley, labor and supplies, 
John Pray, teams, 

Charles O'Hara, damages and doctor's bill, 
Andover Electric Co., pocket lamp, 
William Odlin, typewriting, etc, 
J. A. Leitch, M.D., returning births, 
Tuttle's Express, 

Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



$1500 00 



670 


53 


8 


50 


10 


00 


5 


00 


40 


00 


245 


00 




30 


4 75 


9 


00 


17 


25 


3 


35 


1 


00 


1 


00 


10 


00 


4 


32 


2 


20 


2 


70 




67 


197 


50 


2 


00 


6 


20 


4 


00 


79 


50 


4 


00 


18 40 


9 


00 




15 




- 81356 32 




8143 68 



76 



Summary of Appropriations and Receipts 




Abatement of Taxes, 


300 00 


Ballardvale Engine House, 


500 00 


County Tax, 


5000 00 


Fire Alarm, 


300 00 


Fire Department, Running Expenses, 


2500 00 


Haj Scales, 


50 00 


Highways and Bridges, Repairs on 


4740 00 


Horses and Drivers, 


3000 00 


Insurance, 


200 00 


Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 


9500 00 


Macadamized Roads, 


4000 00 


Memorial Day, 


200 00 


Military Aid, 


300 00 


Miscellaneous, 


1500 00 


Park Commission, 


1200 00 


Printing and Stationery, 


700 00 


Public Dump, 


64 50 


Redemption of Bonds, 


5000 00 


Removing Snow, 


3500 00 


Schools, 


21000 00 


School-Books and Supplies, 


1500 00 


School-Houses, 


2200 00 


Sidewalks, 


1719 60 


Sinking Fund, 


875 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


691 50 


State Aid, 


1600 00 


State Aid — War with Spain, 


00 00 


State Highway, 


606 64 


State Tax, 


5000 00 


Street Lighting, 


4150 00 


The Boulders, 


200 00 


Town House, 


1000 00 


Town Officers, 


5000 00 


Ware Fund, 


95 09 


Waterworks, Maintenance, 


4200 00 


250th Anniversary, 


665 41 



77 



Summary of Selectmen's Orders* 




Abatement of Taxes, 


$540 6Q 


Ballardvale Engine House, 


498 67 


County Tax, 


4353 35 


Fire Alarm, 


278 70 


Fire Department, 


2500 00 


Hay Scales, 


37 13 


Highways and Bridges, 


4787 90 


Horses and Drivers, 


2985 58 


Insurance, 


108 05 


Interest on Notes, Funds and Bonds, 


10557 27 


Macadamized Roads, 


3911 25 


Memorial Day, 


200 00 


Military Aid, 


222 00 


Miscellaneous, 


1356 32 


Park Commission, 


1199 45 


Printing and Stationery, 


876 44 


Public Dump, 


30 00 


Redemption of Bonds, 


5000 00 


Removing Snow, 


4245 37 


Schools, 


20998 96 


School-books and School supplies. 


1499 31 


School-houses, 


2199 57 


Sidewalks, 


1752 72 


Sinking Fund, 


875 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


606 71 


State Aid, 


1775 50 


State Aid — War with Spain, 


308 00 


State Highway, 


600 14 


State Tax, 


3920 30 


Street Lighting, 


4078 37 


The Boulders, 


202 08 


Town House, 


935 27 


Town Officers, 


4304 00 


Ware Fund, 


95 05 


Waterworks, Maintenance, 


4200 00 


250th Anniversary, 


665 41 



78 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY. 



Town House, fixtures, and furniture, 


122000 00 


Land, 


4000 00 


School-house property, 


114500 00 


Punchard School Fund, 


75200 00 


Memorial Hall and Land, 


28500 00 


Memorial Hall permanent Fund, 


20000 00 


Memorial Hall Library, John Byers Fund, 


5000 00 


Memorial Hall Library and Furniture, 


9000 00 


Town Farm and buildings, 


12000 00 


Personal property at Town Farm, 


3585 00 


Two Engine-houses and Shed, 


12000 00 


Two Steam Fire-engines and apparatus, 


10000 00 


One Hand-engine and apparatus, 


200 00 


One Hook and Ladder Truck, 


400 00 


Six Horses, 


1000 00 


Stone Breakers and Engine, 


3200 00 


Carts, Harnesses, and Tools, 


500 00 


Waterworks Property, 


200000 00 


Indian Ridge Land, 


4000 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery and Receiving Tomb, 


7000 00 


Hay Scales, 


350 00 


Safe in Town House, 


450 00 


Weights and measures, 


325 00 


Total, 


$533,210 00 



OVERSEERS OF POOR. 



We consider ourselves fortunate in still retaining the ser- 
vices of Mr. and Mrs. Burnham whose management is 
entirely satisfactory to the Overseers, and we would invite 
the people of the town, both men and women, to visit the 
Almshouse and note its condition and the provision made for 
the care and comfort of the inmates. 



Almshouse Expenses* 

Appropriation, March 7th, 1898. 
Smith & Manning, groceries, 

E. C. Pike, supplies, 

A. Beauregard, wheelwright work, 

J. P. Wakefield, provisions, 

Yalpey Bros., provisions, 

J. E. Sears, shoes, 

Fred'k C. Small, tea and coffee, 

Henry McLawlin, hardware, 

F. E. Gleason, coal, 
W. T. Lewis, wood, 

Codman and Shurtliff, supplies, 

Geo. S. Fuller, services, 

T. J. Farmer, fish, 

J. E. Whiting, clock repairing, 

M. A. Clement, supplies, 

T. A. Holt & Co., groceries, 

Beach Soap Co., soap, 

E. W. Pierce, grain, 

F. A. Warren, clothing, 



Amount carried forward, 





$4000 00 


$622 85 


23 


60 


11 


75 


167 


32 


248 


24 


10 


19 


34 87 


70 67 


340 


93 


6 00 


3 


10 


37 


25 


6b 


95 


3 


80 


24 53 


430 


41 


12 


00 


282 


03 


42 


75 


$2438 


34 



80 



Appropriation, March 7th, 

Amount brought forward, 
S. H. Boutwell, plants and vegetables, 
W. H. Higgins, pair horses, 
J. H. Campion & Co., groceries, 
Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 
Andover Press, printing, 

F. Putnam & Co., seed potatoes, 

G. L. Averill, fertilizer, etc., 
Charles Jameson, killing hogs, 
Schlegel & Fottler, seeds, 

C. W. Leonard & Co., disinfectant, 
G. A. Mayer, harness work, 
Lawrence Provision Co., provisions, 
Fred P. Berry, furniture, 
Barnett Rogers, rent of pasture, 

T. P. Harriman, blacksmith work, 

H. P. Noyes, furniture, 

M. E. Austin & Co., hardware, 

Reid & Hughes, dry goods, 

McDonald & Hannaford, harness work, 

G. H. Kittredge, crockery, 

G. H. Carlisle, supplies, 

D. A. Caileton, cows, 

Tuttle & Morrison, wheelwright work, 

F. P. Higgins, bread, 

C. F. Mayer, harness work, 
Joseph Breck & Co., seeds, 

G. L. Burnham, conveying paupers, 
Benjamin Brown, shoes, 

H. F. Chase, supplies, 
J. C. Poor, use of cart, 
J. W. Barnard & Son, shoes, 
B. F. Holt, ice, 

Amount carried forward, 



$4000 00 



12438 34 


40 


95 


290 00 


75 


45 


48 


30 


3 


00 


29 


70 


36 


68 


5 


00 


9 


13 


3 


80 


20 


45 


10 


75 


22 


05 


15 


00 


26 


03 


42 


08 


1 


35 


93 


46 


5 


25 


8 


89 


1 


25 


135 


00 


3 


75 


32 48 


1 


00 


2 


75 


15 


25 


29 


35 


2 


Q5 


7 


00 




80 


25 


00 


$3481 84 



81 



Appropriation, March 7th, 




$4000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$3481 


84 


J. E. Hutchinson, fish, 


27 


76 


G. H. Parker, medicine, 


15 


20 


0. P. Chase, papers, 


8 


43 


A. Bliss, medicine, 


50 


20 


G. L. Burnham, superintendent, 


700 


00 


Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 


17 


96 


James Conlon, labor, 


20 


00 


G. Louis Burnham, labor, 


285 


00 


Nora Bowler, labor, 


216 


50 


L. F. Murch, manure, 


23 


00 


Mary A. Spofford, sewing, 


29 


00 


Lewis M. Pierce, labor, 


114 42 


J. Warren Mooar, painting, 


5 


00 


H. B. Erans, nursery stock, 


14 


25 


R. W. Coleman, labor and stock, 


2 


25 


John McGlynn, labor, 


10 


50 


Herman Bubalo, labor, 


40 


00 


B. W. Burtt, wood, 


9 


00 


James Hurney, labor, 


120 


00 


E. F. Abbott, labor, 


4 


50 


Fred Watson, labor, 


25 


00 


D. Donovan, cow, 


50 


00 


Total expenditure, 




$526Q 81 






Overdrawn, 


$1269 81 



Repairs on Almshouse. 
Appropriation, March 7th, 1898, 
And balance unexpended last year ($193.80), 



$500 00 
193 80 



$693 80 



A. W. Caldwell, painting, 33 35 

Richard Williamson, labor and stock, 20 25 



Amount carried forward, 



$ 53 60 



82 

Appropriation and unexpended balance, March 7th, $693 80 

Amount brought forward, 
H. McLawlin, hardware, 

E. C. Pike, labor and stock, 
Hardy & Cole, labor and stock, 
M. Y. Gleason, labor and stock, 

F. E. Dodge, labor and stock, 
J. J. Donovan, labor and stock, 
Bailey & Chase, concrete, 

Total expenditure, 1658 23 

Balance unexpended, $35 57 

Relief Out of Almshouse* 



$53 60 


50 37 


4 


82 


466 


16 


18 


53 


4 


75 


36 


00 


24 


00 



Appropriation, March 7th, 




$5000 


Otis White, 1897, 


$ 6 50 




Hattie N. Hatch, 


11 00 




Samuel 0. Cheever, 


38 64 




Mrs. Campbell, 


10 00 




Mrs. Julia Cotter, 


85 00 




Kate Forsaith, 


36 00 




Mrs. Mary Penlason, 


48 00 




Family of Robertina Crockett, 


75 




Jane Cronin, 


32 00 




Hannah Connelly, 


48 00 




Hannah Hayes 


98 00 




Mrs. Wm. B. Osgood, 


96 00 




Mrs. Julia Murphy, 


60 30 




Mrs. Mary Lord, 


159 50 




Mrs. Jessie Baxter, 


96 00 




John D. Lynch, 


120 00 




Mrs. Ellen Connor, 


163 50 




Michael Troy, 1897, 


7 89 





Amount carried forward, $1117 08 



83 

$5000 00 



Appropriation, March 7th, 






Amount brought forward, 


11117 08 




Rosetta Morrison, 


68 75 




Child of Annie Warden, 


82 00 




Eliza Martin, 


75 00 




Mrs. Elizabeth McGovern, 


27 20 




William Hartley, 1897, 


6 50 




Mary Comber, 


204 50 




Dennis J. Carey, 


42 00 




Child of Annie Qualey, 


96 00 




Joseph B. Fiske, 


25 75 




Eliza Abercrombie, 


32 00 




Joseph Hird, 


140 27 




Eliza Fleming, 


48 10 




Mrs. John Green, 


161 10 




Fanny White, 


13 00 




Mrs. Kate Rogers, 


184 56 




Mrs. Sarah McCready, 


166 45 




Dennis P. Driscoll, 


5 00 




Mrs. Mary Holland, 


130 40 




F. I. Nute, 


3 00 




James Russell, 


2 00 




William Driscoll, 


3 00 




Dr. C.E.Abbott, town physician, 200 00 




Expense visiting paupers 


and 




looking up pauper settle- 




ments, 


59 48 






$2843 


14 


Soldiers' Relief* 




Nathan H. Gray, 


$ 1 00 




Ann Ahearne, 


48 00 




Mrs. L. M. Mason, 


92 00 





Amounts carried forward, $141 00 $2843 14 



84 



Appropriation. March 7th, 


15000 


00 


Amounts brought forward. 


1141 00 12843 14 




Mrs. Emma Shattuck, 


136 70 




Mrs. Jane Lindsay, 


181 35 




Mrs. Etta Simonds, 


25 00 




George E. Pike, 


240 00 




Elmore Dane, 


108 00 




Mrs. John C. Hovey, 


173 00 




William S. Hodgman, 


90 80 




Mrs. George Craig, 


96 00 




Mary Russell, 


48 50 




Mrs. Lucy M. Buxton, 


49 00 




George Henderson, 


149 03 




John Henderson, 


113 60 




Solon Johnson, 


30 35 




Benjamin Cheever, 


251 95 

<T1R5U 9A 





Amounts Due from Commonwealth, 



Fred Rhodes, 


$ 40 


John Porte, 


65 34 


John Fraize, 


96 89 


Bernard Sweeney, 


136 97 


Thomas White, 


7 50 


Unknown man (burial), 


5 00 


Charles Baker, 


131 20 


Nisham Geyikian, 


69 40 


Mathew Jaaska, 


19 15 


Niles Peter Paulson, 


5 96 



$537 81 



Amount carried forward, $5215 23 



85 

Appropriation, March 7th, 15000 00 

Amount brought forward, $5215 23 

Amounts Due from Cities and Towns. 
Lynn, John Parton, $ 97 50 

Lawrence, Robert Gennell, 12 00 

No. Andover, Mrs. Harrington, 129 00 
Lawrence, Wm. Henry Hollis, 15 00 
Lowell, Lizzie Carroll, 75 

Sudbury, Mrs. Sarah Taylor, 11 27 
North Andover, Ann Shanahan, 46 50 
Boston, Mrs. Johanna O'Hara, 48 31 
Boston, Amos Potter, 50 70 

$411 03 

Paid Cities and Towns. 
Lawrence, Mrs. J. M. Abbott, $60 00 
Boston, Mary B. Lord, 4 00 

Stoughton, Mary B. Lord, 36 00 

$100 00 

Paid Cities and Towns. Soldiers' Relief. 
Rockland, Sarah D. Nolan, 62 50 



$62 50 



Lunatic 


Hospitals. 




Medfield, George F. Stevens, 


$146 00 




Danvers, Olga Mayer, 


169 47 




Danvers, William B. Osgood, 


169 46 




Medfield, Henry Smith, 


146 00 




Danvers, Bridget Dwane, 


169 46 




Danvers, Bridget Hayes, 


169 45 




Medfield, Charles L. Holt, 


146 00 




Danvers, Mary Riley, 


169 46 




Danvers, Mary O'Connor, 


169 46 




State Farm, Wm. J. Driscoll, 


73 20 






$1527 


96 


Total expenditure, 




$7316 72 


Overdrawn, 




$2316 72 



86 



Summary of Overseers' 


Orders* 


Total appropriation, March 7th, 


19693 80 


Almshouse expenses, 


15269 81 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


7316 72 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


658 23 


Total expenditure, 


<fci-< 0/ M 7fi 


'■JPJ-O— It 1 u 


Overdrawn, 


$3550 96 



Respectfully submitted, 

WM. G. GOLDSMITH, 
SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, 
JOHN S. STARK, 



Overseers 
of Poor. 



87 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT 



Almshouse* 



Whole number of paupers in Almshouse during year, 36 

Whole number of weeks board, 1578 
Average weekly expense for each inmate, first deduct- 
ing the amount sold from the farm, the expense 

of the Almshouse, was $1.69 

Whole number of tramps, 15 

Remaining in Almshouse* 

Between eighty and ninety, 4 

Between seventy and eighty, 7 

Between sixty and seventy, 4 

Between fifty and sixty, 3 

Between forty and fifty, 5 

Between thirty and forty, 1 

Between twenty and thirty, 2 

Between ten and twenty, 1 

Between one and ten, 1 

Total, 28 

Number at beginning of the year, 27 

Number admitted, 9 

Number discharged, 6 

Number died, 2 



88 



Personal Property at the Almshouse* 



Household furniture, 


$1100 00 


Clothing, 


500 00 


Farm stock, 


85 00 


Farm tools, 


700 00 


Farm produce, 


500 00 


Fuel, 


150 00 


Provisions, 


100 00 


Total, 


$3925 00 


Superintendent's Farm Account. 


• 


Dr. 




To cash received for 




Hay, 


114 79 


Labor, 


862 80 


Board, 


122 00 


Vegetables, 


278 63 


Milk, 


1072 73 


Pigs, 


109 77 


Eggs and Poultry, 


37 25 


Wood, 


10 00 


Empty Barrels, 


9 50 


Total, 




$2617 47 


Or. 




By cash paid Town Treasurer, 


$2617 47 



The running expenses of the Town Farm will be about the 
same as last year. 

GEORGE L. BURNHAM, Supt. 

Andover, Mass., Jan. 12, 1899. 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



REPORT OF CHIEF ENGINEER. 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the regulations of tho 
Fire Department, I submit the following report : 

The force consists of five Engineers, eighteen members 
of Steamer Co. No. 1, and Hook and Ladder Truck, and 
ten members of the J. P. Bradlee Co. No. 1. 

The apparatus consists of one third-class steam fire en- 
gine, one two-horse hose wagon, one one-horse hose wagon, 
two hook and ladder trucks, and one supply wagon. There 
are about five thousand feet of hose in good condition. 

There have been thirteen bell and three still alarms of fire 
the past year : 

Feb. 13. Box 24. House, James McAvoy. 

Loss, 8100 



Mar. 7. 


Box 42. 


House, Bancroft Cottage. 


Value, 


$8,000 


Insurance, $6,000 Loss, $200 


May 11. 


Box 24. 


Craighead & Kintz shop. 

Loss, $350,000 


May 15. 


Box 52. 


House, C. C. Carpenter. 


Value, 


#8,000 


Insurance, $7,000 Loss, $175 


July 1. 


Box 52. 


Barn, Keefe. 


July 4. 


Box 52. 


Shed, John Sullivan. 

Loss, $10 


Aug. 25. 


Box 37. 


Cyclone, Sarah Sawyer. 


Sept. 12. 


Box :vi. 


Chimney fire, Mary White. 

Value, $1,000 Loss, $20 


Nov. 17. 


Box 5-2. 


On roof Tver Rubber Shop. 



90 



Nov. 19. 


Box 24. 


False alarm. 






Nov. 24. 


Box 46. 


House, Walter Buck. 










Value, 88,000 


Loss, 


$50 


Dec. 14. 


Box 46. 


Chimney, Reed house. 










Value, $10,000 


Loss, 


$25 


Dec. 24. 


Box 35. 


House, Prof. Forbes. 






Value, 


111,000 


Insurance, $9,500 


Loss, 


$20 



STILL ALAEMS. 

Dec. 2. House, J. W. Barnard. 
Dec. 10. House, F. B. Jenkins. 
Dec. 14. House, S. B. Locke. 



Schedule of Property ♦ 

Two Engine-houses and shed, 

One Steam fire-engine and apparatus, 

Three horses and harnesses, 

B. F. Smith hook and ladder truck, 

New hook and ladder truck, 

Two hose wagons, 

Hand engine, 

Total, 



I recommend an appropriation of $2500 for the running 
expenses of the ensuing year. 

I also recommend an appropriation of $300 for care of 
fire alarm and $4000 for stable at engine house No. 1. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LEWIS T. HARDY, 

Chief Engineer. 
Andover, Mass., Feb. 7, 1899. 



$13500 00 


2000 


00 


300 


00 


250 


00 


1400 


00 


800 


00 


200 


00 


$18450 00 



POLICE DEPARTMENT. 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE. 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the regulation of the 
Police Department, I submit my annual report. 

Arrests* 

The whole number of arrests for the year has been fifty- 
seven (57) for the following causes : 

Assault and Battery, 4 

Assault, 2 

Disturbing the peace, 5 

Drunkenness, 10 

For out-of-town officers, 2 

Insane, 1 

Keeping Un-licensed Dog, 1 

Larceny, 4 

Malicious Mischief, 6 

Safe Keeping, 8 

Tramps, t 2 

Trespass, 1 

Vagabonds, 1 

Violation of Town By-Laws, 8 

Violation of Lord's Day, 2 

Whole number of arrest*. — 57 



92 

Disposal of cases : 

Committed to Lawrence Jail, 8 

Committed to Danvers Insane Asylum, 1 

Committed to State Farm, 1 

Committed to Sherburn, 1 

Committed to Tewksbury Almshouse, 8 

Discharged at court, 8 

Paid fines, 25 

Prisoners turned over to out of town officers, 2 

Miscellaneous, 

Burglaries reported, 6 

Value of property reported stolen, $400 00 

Value of property recovered, 200 00 

Value of equipments in the hands of Police, 100 00 

Amount of fines paid to Town Treasurer, 215 00 

Persons locked up, 38 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE W. MEARS, 

Chief of Police. 



CORNELL FUND. 



Amount of Fund, 
Deposited in Savings 


Bank, 


8 70 86 
241 60 


85000 00 
5000 00 


Cash on hand, 1898, 
Dividends, 1898, 


8312 46 
8312 46 


Amount expended, 
Cash on hand, 


8311 75 
71 







FRANK E. GLEASON, ) 
JOSEPH A. SMART, \ Trustees. 
CHARLES GREENE, ) 



Andoveb, Mass., February, 1899. 



CEMETERY COMMITTEE. 



The Cemetery Committee herewith submit their report 
with statement of receipts and expenditures for the year 
ending January 1, 1899. 

The usual work on the grounds and avenues has been 
done, the cemetery well kept and needed improvements 
made. 

The land on the easterly side of Central Avenue and 
southerly side of Walnut Avenue has been carefully plotted 
by E. Worthington, C.E., thus providing a large increase of 
lots for future sales. 

Your committee would recommend an appropriation of 
$300.00, and the proceeds from the sale of lots, be made for 
the care of the cemetery for the coming year. 

WM. S. JENKINS, 
JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD, 
JOHN L. SMITH, 
GEORGE W. FOSTER, 
F. G. HAYNES, 
CHARLES GREENE, 
OLIVER YENNARD, 

Cemetery Committee. 
Andover, Feb. 14, 1899. 



95 
Report of Superintendent of Spring Grove Cemetery* 

Cr. 

Appropriation, March 7th, $300 00 

Sale of lots, 391 00 

1691 50 

Dr. 

Hardy & Cole, labor and supplies, $ 47 30 

Henry McLawlin, supplies, 
Smith & Manning, 
T. P. Harriman, iron work, 
George W. Foster, deeds, 
W. H. Higgins, teams, 
Francis H. Foster, surveying, 
Michael Stack, labor and team, 
Timothy Connell, labor, 
John Allicon, labor, 
Philip Allicon, labor, 
Henry Allicon, labor, 
Henry A. Hayward, gravel, 

E Worthington, laying out lots and graves, 87 00 
O. W. Vennard, Sunt, and labor, 
Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 

Received from Town as per last Report, 
Received from Town this year, 
Received from sale of lots, wood, etc., 

$19464 19 
Less amount paid Town Treasurer, proceeds 

of sale of standing wood in previous years, 1137 11 

$18327 08 



7 30 




7 43 




4 80 




12 75 




4 00 




2 00 




39 00 




140 00 




108 00 




38 50 




6 13 




5 50 




,87 00 




97 00 






606 71 






$84 79 


$11911 02 




300 00 




7253 17 



96 



Cost of land, 

Cost of improvements, as per 

last Report, 
Cost of improvements this year, 



Balance unexpended, 



Lots sold as per last Report, 
Lots sold this year, 

Whole number of single graves sold, 

Interments as per last Report, 

Interments this year, 

Whole number of interments, 

Respectfully submitted, 

0. W. YENNARD, 



13000 00 




14635 


58 




606 


71 




818242 29 




84 


79 






9&18S97 Oft 










241 






10 






— 


255 
41 




528 






33 


561 



Superintendent. 



Andover, February 2, 1899. 



ACCOUNT OF 



TAX COLLECTOR. 



Abraham Marland in Account with the Town of Andover. 
Dr. 



Amount due Town on Taxes, as by Report 
Jan. 12, 1898. 
Assessors' list 1898, 
Andover National Bank Tax 1898, 



122958 18 

75061 34 

2062 50 

8100082 02 



Cr. 



Amount collected, 

Abated, 

Uncollected, 



Interest on Taxes, 



$71433 04 

488 97 

28160 01 



$100032 02 



$415 62 



ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Collector. 
Andover, January 12, 1899. 

Feb. 7, 1899. Collected in addition to above since books 
were closed, $2350.19. 



ASSESSORS' REPORT. 



^We herewith submit our Annual Report. 

Number of Male polls assessed, 1,327 



Personal Estate, 81,144,093 00 

Real Estate, 3,710,584 00 



$4,854,677 00 



Poll-tax, $ 2,654 00 

Tax on Personal Estate, 17,161 40 

Tax on Real Estate, 55,658 76 



175,474 16 



Rate of Tax per $1000, $15.00 



Number of 




Horses assessed, 


701 


Cows assessed, 


916 


Cattle other than Cows, 


177 


Swine, 


' 219 


Dwellings, 


1081 


Acres of land, 


18469 



WM. G. GOLDSMITH, ) Assessors 
SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, \ of 

JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT 



Liabilities* 






Water Bonds, 






8155000 00 


Sewer Bonds, 






80000 00 


Trustees of Memorial Hall, Notes, 




25000 00 


Notes, 






27000 00 


Interest on Notes and Bonds, 






2589 00 


Bills payable, 






700 00 




1290289 00 


Assets* 






Cash on hand, Town Funds, 


$ 427 


77 




Cash on hand, Waterworks, 


2275 


16 




Cash on hand, Sewer Dep't, 


4296 


65 


86999 58 


Uncollected Taxes, 1891, 


32 


50 


Uncollected Taxes, 1892, 


34 50 




Uncollected Taxes, 1893, 


634 49 




Uncollected Taxes, 1894, 


1533 


15 




Uncollected Taxes, 1895, 


2322 


24 




Uncollected Taxes, 1896, 


4923 


09 




Uncollected Taxes, 1<^97, 


6059 


76 




Uncollected Taxes, 1898, 


12620 


28 








$9.81 ftn 


Street Watering, 1897, 


73 


4P 

07 




Street Watering, 1898, 


148 53 




Concreting, 1897, 


21 


71 




Concreting, 1898, 


165 


64 




Sinking Funds, 


14296 


01 




Commonwealth, Pauper Acct. 


, 615 


78 




Cities and Towns, Pauper Acct., 31*2 


02 




Commonwealth, State Aid, 


2083 


50 




Commonwealth, Military Aid, 


111 


00 

i 


17897 9ft 



Balance against the Town, 



852986 85 
$237302 15 



100 

George A. Parker, Treasurer, in 

Dr. 

Balance from 189 7, $ 722 14 

Commonwealth, Corporation Tax, 7741 32 

Commonwealth, Bank Tax, 2815 41 

Commonwealth, Military Aid, 96 00 

Commonwealth, State Aid, 1859 00 

Commonwealth, Support of Paupers, 108 89 

Commonwealth, Burial of Pauper, 15 00 

Commonwealth, State Highway, 606 64 

Andover National Bank, Notes Discounted, 99500 00 

A. Marland, Collector, taxes and interest, 71848 66 

A. Marland, Collector, street sprinkling, 797 40 

A. Marland, Collector, concreting, 219 81 

A. Marland, Collector, abatement of taxes, 484 66 

A. Marland, Town Clerk, fees and licences, 25 50 

Concreting, 1897, 25 20 

Almshouse, 2617 47 

Sale of lot*, Spring Grove Cemetery, 391 50 

Relief Out, Refunded, 501 99 

Cities and Towns, Pauper account, 204 55 

Ballardvale Rents, 150 00 

Town House Rents, 120 00 

Use of Town Hall, 162 90 

Water Rates, 7792 40 

Hay Scales, 46 00 

Geo. H. Poor, Esq., Fines, 215 00 

Newton P. Frye, Esq., Fines, 11 00 

Andover Savings Bank, Ware Sidewalk Fund, 95 09 

G. E. Johnson, Supt., books ?i?d supplies sold, 16 72 

Highway Department, work for Sewer Dept., 420 00 

County Treasurer, dog fines, 30 00 

Jerry Cullinane, Stone Steps, 25 00 

Peddler's License, 12 00 



8199677 25 



101 



Account with the Town of Andoven 



Cr. 



Cash paid Selectmen's Orders 



Schools, 


$20998 96 


Schoolhouses, 


2199 57 


Books and Supplies, 


1499 31 


Printing and Stationery, 


876 44 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


606 71 


Insurance, 


108 05 


Interest, 


10557 27 


Street Lighting, 


4078 37 


Sidewalks, 


1752 72 


Removing Snow, 


4245 37 


Horses and Drivers, 


2985 58 


Highways, 


8699 15 


Fire Department, 


2500 00 


Town House, 


935 27 


Town Officers, 


4304 00 


AVare Sidewalk Fund, repairing Main street walk, 


95 05 


State Tax, 


3720 30 


Miscellaneous, 


1356 32 


Notes, 


93000 00 


County Tax, 


4353 35 


Abatement of Taxes, 


540 66 


Hay Scales, 


37 13 


Fire Alarm, 


278 70 


Dump, ' 


30 00 


Sinking Fund, 


875 00 


Park, 


1199 45 


State Highway, 


600 14 


250th Anniversary, 


665 41 


Ballard vaK« Engine House, 


498 67 


Crescent Park Sidewalk, 


202 08 


Maintenance, 


4200 00 


Memorial Day, 


200 00 


Redemption of Bonds, 


5000 00 


Overseers* Orders : 




Almshouse Repairs, 


658 23 


Almshouse Expenses, 


5269 HI 


Relief Out, 


7816 91 


Military Aid, 


2 2 2 no 


State Aid, 


17 75 5q 


State Aid, (Spanish War), 


808 00 


Cash on Hand, 


427 77 




1199677 25 







102 



"Waterworks* 






Dr. 






Balance, January, 1898, 




$2667 39 


Town, Maintenance, 




4200 00 


Town, Interest, 




6300 00 


Interest on Bonds sold, 




2 79 


Bonds sold, 




5000 00 


Premium on Bonds, 




500 00 


Town, Redemption of Bonds, 




5000 00 


Service-pipe, 




2375 67 




$26045 85 


Ob. 






Orders paid, 


19830 69 


Interest on Bonds, 


6440 


00 


Bonds Redeemed, (Nos. 36, 40, 41, 42, 






43, 44, 45,) 


7000 


00 


Sinking Fund, 


500 


00 


Cash on hand, 


2275 16 






$26045 85 


Sewer Department, 




Dr. 






Bonds sold, 




$80000 00 


Premium on bonds, 




6664 00 


Interest on Bonds sold, 




277 B3 


Interest on Deposits, 




419 29 


Interest, Town, 




903 38 


Sewer Connections, 




2540 01 


Supplies sold, 




135 73 




$90939 74 


Cr. 






Orders paid, $78289 64 


Sinking Fund, 


6664 00 


Interest on Bonds, 


1580 


00 


Rebate on Sewer Connections, 


109 45 


Cash on hand, 


4296 


65 

$90939 74 









103 



Sinking Funds. Water Loan, 



Dr. 



Balance Jan., 1898, 
Received from Town. 
Premium on Bonds, 
Interest, 



Deposited in 
Deposited in 
Deposited in 
Deposited in 
Deposited in 
Deposited in 
Deposited in 

Bank, 
Deposited in 
Deposited in 



$5721 25 
675 00 
500 00 
253 10 









$7149 35 


Cr. 








Andover Savings Bank, 


$2032 


57 




Essex Savings Bank, 


888 


21 




Central Savings Bank, 


238 


82 




Haverhill Savings Bank, 


988 


94 




City Institution for Savings 


3, 820 


55 




Broadway Savings Bank, 


1128 


19 




Lowell Five Cents Savings 










315 


28 




Lawrence Savings Bank, 


231 


79 




Mechanics Savings Bank, 


505 


00 


$7149 35- 









Sewer Loan. 



Premium on Bonds, 
Interest on bonds, 



Dr. 



Cr. 

Six Andover Sewer Bonds, $6000 00 

Premium on Bonds, 210^00 

Interest on Bonds, 25 34 

Deposited in Salem Five Cents Savings Bank, 548 66 



$6664 00 
120 00 

$6784 00 



16784 00 



104 






Memorial Hall Notes, 






Dr. 

Balance Jan., 1898, 
Received from Town, 
Interest, 


#153 00 

200 00 

10 12 


$363 12 


Cr. 






Deposited in Lowell Institution for Savin| 


?s, 


$363 12 



Richardson Fund, Frye Village School* 

Dr. 

Balance, Jan., 1898, $1088 73 

Interest, 43 96 

$1132 69 

Cr. 
Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $1132 69 



Spring Grove Cemetery Fund* 

Balance, Jan., 1898, $572 22 

Interest, 23 10 

$595 32 

Cr. 

Deposited in Lawrence Savings Bank, $595 32 



Edward Taylor Fund* 
Amount depositod in Andover Savings Bank, $117 27 



105 



Trust Funds for Care of Cemetery Lots* 
Dr. 



Balance, Jan., 1898, 
Interest, 1898, 
Additional deposits, 1898, 



Cb. 



Paid for care of lots, 1898, 
Deposited Andover Savings Bank, 



$2083 06 

75 38 

350 00 



99 50 
2408 94 



$2508 44 



$2508 41 



The business of the Town having grown to such large pro- 
portions I would recommend the following changes : 

That all bills be audited before being paid, and that all 
bills be sent in by the third day of each month and paid on 
the tenth. 

GEO. A. PARKER, 

TfiEA&UBEB. 

Andovek, Jan. 17, 1899. 



AUDITORS' CERTIFICATE. 



We have examined the accounts of the several Town Of- 
ficers and find them correctly cast and satisfactory vouchers 
for all payments made. 

The Town Treasurer has on deposit in the Andover 
National Bank and cash on hand $427.77 and $2275.16 to 
the credit of the water loan, and 84296.65 to the credit of 
the sewer loan. 

GEORGE A. HIGGINS, 
CHARLES B. JENKINS, 
W. BYRON MORSE. 

Auditors. 



REPORT OF 

PARK COMMISSIONERS. 



The park commissioners herewith present their second 
annual report, together with an account of their expendi- 
tures, by which it appears that out of the $1200 appropri- 
ated to the purposes of that commission in 1898 there re- 
mains on hand fifty-five cents. 

The work for the past year has consisted largely in 
improvements at Carmel Woods. The roadway has been 
broadened so that it is wide enough for teams to pass in 
either direction, and sharp grades have been lowered so far 
as it has been possible to lower them. About one hundred 
cords of wood have been cut by the commissioners and 
turned over to the town authorities, and since November, 
1898, about thirty cords of wood have been cut on shares, 
and one-half of this has been turned over to the town authori- 
ties and awaits their disposal. A pathway called the Mithcella 
Path lias been made at the eastern side of the park beginn ing at 
the south entrance ; it follows the general line of the park en- 
closure for about halfway and then turns to the northwest 
toward The Outlook, thus opening up a very interesting 
section of the park for foot travel. Two permanent benches 
have been provided as seats. In the last of August and 
early September all of the underbrush was carefully mowed 
down and the whole surface raked over and leaves and 
brandies burned. In improving the road at the south en- 
trance of the park the commisssoners found that it would cost 
about $150 to change the grade about the gravel bank, and 
they decided it was better to buy the land formerly used as a 



108 

temporary entrance, and accordingly paid Mr. John H. Flint 
$100 for the same, thereby saving the difference in money 
and providing a much more satisfactory entrance to the 
park. 

Some attention lias been paid to the trimming of trees 
upon the highways, and state nails have been driven in a 
large number of trees on streets in the outer sections of the town, 
thereby preventing them from being cut down, except under 
severe penalty, and the beauty of the roadsides from being 
impaired. 

The commissioners this year ask for an appropriation of 
$500. With this they purpose to continue the driving of 
state nails ; also the setting out of trees along certain high- 
ways in the town ; the trimming of existing trees ; the pur- 
chase of a considerable number of trees and shrubs to be set 
out in Carmel Woods ; a further thinning out of the trees at 
Carmel Woods, together with the cutting off of dead 
branches, the provision of more seats, and a sloping off of 
the gravel bank near the south entrance, and a general 
improvement of that part of the park by setting out trees 
and shrubs. A portion of this money will also be needed for 
cutting down bushes in the month of August and general 
clearing up of the surface of the park both in the early 
spring and later in the season. The commissioners feel that 
with this amount of money expended this year in the park, 
the amout needed hereafter will be considerably reduced. 

The commissioners urge upon the citizens a consideration 
of two matters which they deem of vital importance to the 
future interests of the town. First, the acquisition of the 
three acres or more of land lying between the land 
formerly of J. M. Bradley and Carmel Woods, which 
the town, at the March meeting of 1898, refused to 
purchase. The acquisition of this land is recommended 
as providing a suitable entrance to the park, as ex- 
tending its area, and as offering some of the best views 
obtainable from the park or its vicinity. Second, Richardson 



109 

Field is in danger of being lost to the town unless its im- 
mediate purchase is brought about. It can be bought now 
much cheaper than after house lots have been sold, and when 
once purchased it is not imperative that anything pertaining 
to its improvement should be done immediately. 

ALBERT POOR, ) p , 

FRANK S. MILLS, \ n . . 

CHARLES L. CARTER, ) Onimwuman. 

Park Commissioners' Account* 

Received, $1200 00 

Work on carriage road in Carmel woods, $433 00 
Land for entrance to Carmel woods, 100 00 

Driving state nails, 3 27 

Trimming trees on High and Elm Streets, 16 04 
Fence near entrance to Carmel woods, 23 00 

Seats and signs in Carmel woods, 22 86 

D rain-pipe for carriage road in Carmel woods, 10 13 
Tools and other supplies, 7 17 

Repairing tools, 1 65 

Removing trees and underbrush and for 

other work in Carmel woods, 582 33 

$1199 45 

Balance, 55 



PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL, 



The Trustees of the Punchard Free School submit to the Town this 
account showing their Receipts and Expenditures for the year 1898, and 
the Condition of the Fund at the close of the year. 

TREASURER'S REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1898. 



PRINCIPAL FUND. 

Amount of the Fund January 1, 1898, 

The same remains unchanged. 

It is invested as follows : 

Rral Estate Mortgages $74375 00 

Cash in Trust Co. awaiting investment, 575 00 

Deposit in Savings Bank, 55 00 



$75005 00 



$75005 00 



INCOME, DR. 

To balance on hand January 1, 1898, $797 86 

To interest collected on mortgages, 8959 20 

To interest on fund in Trust Co. deposits, 27 83 

To book assessments paid by pupils, 312 50 

To tuition paid by one non-resident, 15 00 

INCOME, CR. 

By payments as per statement, $4544 55 

By balance on hand December 31, 1898, 567 84 



$5112 39 



$5112 39 



STATEMENT OF EXPENSES. 

Frank O. Baldwin, Principal, $1829 64 

Mary E. Dern, Assistant, 662 00 

Jean S. Pond, Assistant, 632 00 

Charlotte Norris, Assistant, 432 00 

Eric A. Starbuck, Assistant, 236 65 

Frederic Palmer, Chairman Visiting Committee, 100 00 

Geo. H. Poor, Treasurer, 200 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$4092 29 



Ill 

Amount brought forward, 
American Express Co., 
Andover Press, Printing, 

F. J. Barnard, Book-binding, 
Arthur Bliss, chemicals, 
C. C. Bourne, tuning piano, 

G. C. Cannon, filling diplomas, 
G. A. Higgins & Co., books and supplies 
L. E. Knott Apparatus Co., supplies, 
Postage and Revenue Stamps, 
Tuttle's Express, 

Total expenses, 



January 2, 1899. 





$4092 


29 




1 


15 




12 


65 




34 


58 




8 


55 




2 


50 




4 


50 


es, 


332 


59 




49 


68 




3 


16 




2 


90 




$4544 


55 








GEO. H. 


POOR, 






Treasurer. 



Examined and approved. 

GEORGE A. PARKER, 

M. E. GUTTERSON, 

Auditors. 



The trustees take great pleasure in acknowledging a gift of ten 
shares of the preferred stock of the Union Pacific Railroad Company 
from our townsman Mr. Jacob W. Barnard who gives it as a fund to 
provide prizes for excellence in English composition and speaking in the 
school. It is believed that the fund will yield forty dollars a year. Mr. 
Barnard requests that it be distributed in three prizes of twenty, twelve 
and eight dollars each to those pupils who may win the same at a public 
competition in each year. 



FREDERIC PALMER, HORACE H. TYER, 
FRANK R. SHIPMAN, GEORGE H. POOR, 
GEORGE A. PARKER, MYRON E. GUTTERSON, 
SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, 

Trustees. 



DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS 



The following is a list of appropriations, a part of these 
are the amounts recommended by the several departments : 

Schools. $21000 00 

School-Houses, 2000 00 

School-Books and Supplies, 1600 00 

Repairs on Highways and Bridges, 4000 00 

Macadamized Roads, 4000 00 

Sidewalks, 1500 00 

Removing Snow, 3500 00 

Town Officers, 5000 00 

Town House, 1500 00 

Waterworks, Maintenance, 4200 00 

Sewers, Maintenance, 1500 00 

Sinking Fund, 1050 00 

Fire Department, 2500 00 

Stable and Repairs, 4000 00 

Fire Alarm, Maintenance, 300 00 

Horses and Drivers, 3000 00 

Street Lighting, 4150 00 

Printing and Stationery, 1000 00 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 300 00 

Park Commission, 500 00 

Memorial Day, 200 00 

State Aid, 1600 00 

Military Aid, 300 00 

State Aid, War with Spain, 600 00 

Expenses of Almshouse, 4000 00 

Relief out of Almshouse, 6000 00 

Repairs on Almshouse, 300 00 

State Tax, 5000 00 

County Tax, 5000 00 

Abatement of Taxes, 1000 00 

Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 12500 00 

Insurance, 600 00 

Hay Scales, 50 00 

Miscellaneous, 1500 00 

Redemption of Bonds, (Yote of 1889,) 5000 00 

Total, $110250 00 



Respectfully submitted, 

WM. G. GOLDSMITH, ) Selectmen 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, J of 

JOHN S. STARK, } Andover. 



TOWN WARRANT, 



ESSEX, SS: To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover. Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of 
the town of Andover qualified to vote in town affairs, to 
meet and assemble in the Town House, in said Andover. on 
Monday, the sixth day of March, 1899, at eight o'clock, a.m., 
to act on the following articles : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2nd. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector 
of Taxes, two members oi the Board of Selectmen, Assessors 
and Overseers of the Poor for one year, one member of the 
Board of Health for three years, three members of the 
School Committee for three years, one Trustee of the Memo- 
rial Hall for seven years, one Trustee of the Cornell Fund 
for three years, one Park Commissioner for three years, 
Highway Surveyor, one Water Commissioner for three years, 
one Sewer Commissioner for three years, or, if the meeting 
so decide, five members of a Board of Public Works, one 
member of said Board of Public Works for one year, two 
members of said Board for two years; and two members of 
said Board for three years, one or more Auditors of Accounts, 
Constables, Fence Viewers, Field Drivers, Surveyors of 
Lumber, a pound keeper, Fire Wards, and any other officers 
the town may determine to choose. 

Article 3rd. — To take action on the following question : 
" Shall licenses be granted for the sale of Intoxicating 
Liquors in this town?". 



114 

Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for Schools, School-houses, School-books and 
Supplies, Highways and Bridges, Sidewalks, Removing Snow, 
Horses and Drivers, Town Officers, Town House, Hay Scales, 
Fire Department, Insurance, Street Lighting, Printing and 
Stationery, Spring Grove Cemetery, Memorial Day, State 
-and Military Aid, Water Works, Sewers, Interest on Bonds, 
Funds and Notes, State and County Taxes, Abatement of 
"Taxes, Almshouse Expenses, Relief out of Almshouse, 
Repairs on Almshouse, and other town charges and expenses. 

Article 5th. — To see if the Town will vote to purchase the 
land known as u Richardson Lot " for use as a public park, 
and arrange for the payment of the same, on petition of John 
.N. Cole and others. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will accept the street as 
laid out by the Selectmen from Main Street next south of 
the Town House to Bartlet Street, and, if necessary, appro- 
priate a sum of money for its construction, on petition of J. 
P. Wakefield and others. 

Article 7th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money sufficient to widen Chester Street in Ballardvale, 
beginning at a point on Lowell Street and running south- 
westerly about six hundred leet, on petition of William 
Galvin and others. 

Article 8th. — To see if the Town will accept the street as 
laid out by the Selectmen from a point on Summer Street 
near the house of Mrs. Burns to a point on East Chestnut 
Street, near the house of Mrs. May, and, if necessary, appro- 
priate a sum of money for its construction, on petition of J. 
Warren Berry and others. 

Article 9th. — To see if the Town will adopt the provisions 
of Chapter 83 of the Acts of 1899 to consolidate its Board of 
Water Commissioners and Board of Sewer Commissioners in 



115 

a Board of Public Works to consist of five members, and if 
so, to elect one member of said Board of Public Works for 
one year, two members of said Board for two years and two 
members of said Board for three years. 

Article 10th. — To see if the Town will elect Commissioners 
of its Sinking Funds. 

Article 11th. — To see if the town will appropriate a sum 
of money for an addition to Engine House No. 1, for a stable 
on petition of the Engineers. 

Atricle 12th. — To see if the Town will appropriate Five 
Hundred Dollars for the general use of the Park Commis- 
sioners for the ensuing year. 

Article 13th. — To see if the Town will appropriate One 
Thousand Dollars to purchase of John H. Flint a new en- 
trance to Carmel Woods from Walnut Avenue, as recom- 
mended by the Park Commissioners. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will establish and locate 
& box of the Fire Alarm at the corner of Main Street and 
Punchard Avenue in said Town and appropriate One Hun- 
dred Dollars therefor, on petition of William Odlin and 
others. 

Article 15th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money for the care of the Public Dump. 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will authorize the mov- 
ing ot the North Schoolhouse to some point on the River 
Road near the Shattuck Farm in order that the North and 
Abbott Schools may be consolidated, and appropriate a sum 
of money necessary therefor, as recommended by the 
School Committee. 

Article 17th. — To see if the Town will authorize the issue 
of Thirty Thousand Dollars of Sewer Bonds for construction 
purposes, on petition of the Sewer Commissioners. 



116 

Article 18th. — To see if the Town will vote to purchase a 
roller to use on the roads, and appropriate a sum of money 
therefor. 

Article 19th. — To act on the reports of Town Officers. 

Article 20th. — To see if the Town will revise and accept 
the list of names of Jurors prepared and posted by the 
Selectmen. 

Article 21st. — To fix the pay of the Firemen for the ensu- 
ing year. 

Article 22nd. — To determine the method of collecting the 
taxes for the ensuing year. 

Article 23rd. — To determine the disposition of unex- 
pended appropriations. 

Article 24th. — To authorize the Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the Town in anticipation of Taxes, upon the 
approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 25th. — To determine the amount of money to be 
raised by taxation the ensuing year. 

Article 26th. — To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and 
place of meeting. 

Given under our hands at Andover, this eighteenth 
day of February, in the year one thousand eight 
hundred and ninety-nine. 

WM. G. GOLDSMITH, ) Selectmen 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, J of 

JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 



MEMORIAL HALL. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL RE- 
PORT BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 



There is, this year, very little of special interest to report 
with regard to the affairs of Memorial Hall. Mr. Frederic S. 
Boutwell was, last Spring, elected trustee to fill the vacancy 
occasioned by the resignation from the Board of Mr. George 
H. Torr. 

The new printed catalogue has gone into circulation, and 
copies of it can always be obtained at the Library for the 
nominal sum of fifty cents each. 

For further details we refer the reader to the full reports 
of the^Treasurer and of the Librarian. 

Respectfully submitted : 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, 
FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, 
E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
JOSEPH A. SMART, 
FREDERIC S. BOUTWELL, 
GEO. W. FOSTER, 
C. C. CARPENTER, 

TRU8TKK8. 

Andovkr, Feb. 1, 1899. 



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Frederic S. Boutwell, Treasurer of Trustees of Memorial 

RECEIPTS. 

Feb. 1, 1898. To cash balance from last year, $3628 71 

Apr. 1, " Interest on mortgage, 125 00 

May 4, " Dividend from T. & M. Insurance Co., 22 50 

June 6, " Town Treasurer, interest on town notes, 1400 00 

Oct. 3, " Interest on mortgage, 125 00 

Jan. 3, 1899. Ballard Holt, fines and rents, 50 52 

" 3, " " " sale of catalogues, 31 00 

' 3, « " " sale of old books, 2 65 

" 24, " Interest from Savings Banks, 435 56 





Invested as 


$5820 94 






Funds 


FOLLOWS 


Permanent Fund, $20000 00 


Town Note, 


$20000 00 


John Byers Fund, 10000 00 


Town Note, 


5000 00 


John Cornell Fund, (per.), 5000 00 


Mortgage, 


5000 00 


John Cornell Fund, 5000 00 


Savings Banks, 


10400 00 


Edward Taylor Fund, 300 00 


Cash, 


1949 82 


W. C. T. U. Fund, 100 00 






Cash, 1949 82 






$42349 82 


$42349 82: 



119 



Hall, in account with the Town of Andover, 
EXPENDITURES. 

Ballard Holt, salary, 

James O. Bradshaw, services, 

Andover Electric Co., light, 

Little, Brown & Co., books, 

Balch Bros., books, 

D. S. Brownell. book, 

Blancbard & Co., book, 

O. P. Chase, papers, 

Lawrence Publishing Co., book, 

Francis H. Johnson, book, 

M. A. demons, book, 

New England Homestead, 

Boston Book- binding Co., binding, 

F. J. Barnard & Co., binding, 

J. A. Smart, insurance, 

D. Donovan & Son, work, 
George E. Pike, work, 
Charles P. Rea, work, 
Hardy & Cole, work, 

E. C. Pike, work, 
H. F. Chase, work, 
John McCarthy, work, 

Bond & Wiggin, work on catalogue, 

Andover Press, printing catalogue, 

Andover Press, supplies, 

George A. Higgins & Co., supplies, 

Henry A. McLawlin, supplies, 

Ballard Holt, sundries, 

Harriet W Carter, services, 

George W. Chandler, coal and wood, 

George Saunders, work, 

Fred C. Way, carrier, 

Sprinkling street, tax, Town of Andover, 

Tuttle's Express, 

Postage and Revenue Stamps, 



Cash on hand to balance, 



$800 


00- 


84 


00 


137 


16 


344 


94 


36 


00 


2 


50 


1 


50 


29 


15 


1 


25 


18 


05 


15 


00 


3 


00 


41 


32 


72 


58 


193 


50 


3 


75 


50 


25 


3 


00 


41 


01 


2 


03 


1 


00 


10 


00 


300 


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1396 


08 


14 


90 


2 


50 


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53 


49 


12 


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156 


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16 


20 


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8 


50 


5 


50 


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$3871 


12 


1949 


82 


$5820 94 



Andover, Mass., Jan. 80, 1899. 
This certifies that we have examined the above account and find the 
same correctly cast and properly vouched. 

E. Kendall Jenkins, 
J. A. Smart. 



REPORT OF LIBRARIAN. 



To the Board of Trustees oj the Memorial Hall Library : 

Gentlemen : — The Librarian's report for the year ending 
December 31, 1898, is herewith respectfully presented : 

Statistics* 

Volumes in the Library, January 1, 1898, 14,491 

Volumes purchased, 345 

Volumes presented, 70 

Volumes of periodicals bound, 59 



14,965 
Volumes withdrawn, 85 



Volumes in the Library, December 31, 1898, 14,880 

Pamphlets in the Library, January 1, 1898, 7,109 

Pamphlets presented in 1898, 150 



Pamphlets in the Library, December 31, 1898, 7,267 

Number of days the Library was open, 306 

Number of volumes delivered : 



General delivery, 


17,609 




Abbott District, 


63 


Four months. 


Bailey District, 


172 


u a 


North District, 


62 


it a 


Osgood District, 


193 


a a 



18,099 

Largest daily issue, 151 

Largest weekly issue, 485 

Average daily issue, 59 

Per-centage of fiction and juvenile circulated, 79 

Notices sent to delinquent borrowers, 947 

New names registered, 177 

Total number of names registered, 6512 

Number of books covered anew, 737 

Number of volumes rebound, 223 

Average daily attendance in Reading-room, 62 

Volumes delivered for use in Reading-room, 828 
Income from fines, $43 90 

Income from use of books, 6 62 

Income from sale of catalogues, (62) 31 00 



121 



List of Donors. 

Abbot Courant, 

Alden, John, miscellaneous papers, 

Andover, Town of, 

Bancroft, Rev. C. F. P. 

Barnes, W. A., Boston, Mass., 

Benton, J. H., Boston, Mass., 

Blinn, H. C, Shaker Village, N. H., 

Cambridge Public Library, 

Carpenter, Rev. C. C. 

Chase, W. S., Boston, Mass., 

Chelsea, City of, 

Concord Public Library, 

Downs, Mrs. Annie S., 

Draper, W. F., 

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md., 

Fall River Public Library, 

Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass., 

French, J. D. W., Boston, Mass., 

Indian Rights Association, 

Jenkins, E. K. 

Knox, Hon. W. S., Lawrence, Mass. 

Lawrence Public Library, 

Massachusetts, Commonwealth of, , 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 

Newbury Library, Chicago, 111., 

Newton Free Library, 

Noyes, H. P., 

Pratt, F. S., Boston, Mass., 

Richards, L. S., Marshfield Hills, Mass., 

Salem Public Library, 

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 

Somerville Public Library, 

Stevens, Hon. Moses T., North Andover, Mass., 

Taylor, Mrs. John P., 

United States, 

Whitney, Charles C, Marshall, Minn., 

Winthrop Public Library, 



Vols. Pamps. Pap's 
1 



23 



2 

1 
15 



1 
1 
1 
12 
1 
1 
1 



1 
1 
2 
1 
35 
2 
1 



83 



70 158 



12 



52 



67 



122 

Other Donations, 

Boynton, Miss Clara R. Bayoaet and piece of stockade from 
Andersonville prison. 

Crowninshield, J. C, estate of. One bridle, two spurrs, two epau- 
lets, one bronze badge and one sword. 

During the year two numbers of the Andover Townsman, one each 
of Boston Advertiser, Boston Traveller, Good Words, Har- 
per's Bazar, Harper's Magazine, Harper's Round Table and 
Review of Reviews have been taken from the reading-room 

and not returned. Two volumes are missing. 

BALLARD HOLT, 

LlBRJLRIAX. 

Andover, Jan. 5, 1899. 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



LIST OF ACCESSIONS 



Bulletin, No. 18, 1898. 



LIST OF ACCESSIONS, i 



A. 

Allen, W. B. Navy blue: a story of cadet life in the 

naval academy at Annapolis. . . . A 432 n 

American Naturalist. Vol. 31, 1897. . . . . 505.A 512 
Andover, Mass. * Proceedings at the celebration of 
the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of 

the incorporation of the town, May 20, 1896. 478.45 A 543 
Phillips Academy. The '98 class book, senior 

class of Phillips Andover Academy. . . 920.A 552 

* Andover Townsman. Vol. 10, 1897. . . . 071. A 552 

Atherton, Gertrude. The Californians. ... A 869 ca 

Atlantic Monthly. Vol. 80-81. 1897-98. . . 051.A 881 

B. 

Bangs, J. K. Ghosts I have met and some others. . B 225 gh 

Barlow, Jane. Irish idylls. B 254 ir 

Barrows, J. H. A world- pilgrimage 910.B 27 

Bates, Katherine L. American literature. . . . 810.4 B 317 
Battershall, W. W. Interpretation of life and re- 
ligion. 230.B 326 

Bayly, Ada E. (Edna Lyall). Hope the hermit, a novel. B 345 ho 
Becke, Louis. Rodman the boatsteerer, and other 

stories . B 383 ro 

Wild life in southern seas B 383 wi 

Rell, Lillian. The instinct of step-fatherhood. . . B 415 in 
Bell, Mackenzie. Christina Rossetti : a biographical 

and critical study 92.R 736 B 

Pictures of travel and other poems. . . . 811.B 41 

Bellamy, Edward. The blindman's world, and other 

stories. . . . . .. . B416bl 

Below, Ida C. Eugene Field in his home. . . . 92.F 457 B 

Besant, Walter. The changeling : a novel. . . B 466 ch 

* Birds : a monthly serial. Vol. 2-3, 1897. . %. . 051.B 53 

Bishop, Mrs. Isabella L. B. Korea and her neighbors. 915.19 B 54 

Black, William. Wild Eelin B 563 wi 

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Vol. 162-163. 

1897-98. . . * . . ' , . . 052.B 56 

Bodley, J. E. C. Fiance. 2 vols 944.04 B 63 



125 

Boston, Mass. * The directory, 1898. .... 917.446 B 97 
Bouget, Paul. Antigone, and other portraits of women. B 664 an 

Boutell, L. H. The life of Roger Sherman. . . 92. S 553 B 
Bradford, William. * History of Plymouth plantation, 

from the original manuscript. . . 974.48 B 72 M 

Brailsford, H. N. The broom of the war god. . B 733 br 

Briscoe, M. S. Jimty and others. . . . . B 778 ji 

Brooks, Noah. Story of Marco Polo 915. P 76 B 

Browne, T. A. (Rolf Boldewood). Plain living: a bush 

idyll. . B 817 pi 

Bryce, James. William Ewart Gladstone : his charac- 
teristics as a man and statesman. . . 92. G 458 B 
Bunker Hill monument association. Proceedings at the 

annual meeting, June 17, 1898. . . 973.3 B 88 p 
Burnham, Mrs. Clara L. R. A great love. . . . B 937 gr 
Burton, Isabel, Lady. Romance of Isabel, Lady Bur- 
ton : story of her life, told in part by herself 
and part by W. H. Wilkins. 2v. . . 92.B 956 W 
Busch, Moritz. Bismarck, some secret pages of his his- 
tory. 2v. 92.B 545 Bw 

Butler, N. M. The meaning of education, and other 

essays and addresses. .... 370.B 975 

C. 

Cahan, Abraham. Imported bridegroom, and other 

stories of the New York Ghetto. . . C 117 im 

Campbell, W. D. Beyond the border. . . . C 158 be 

Carpenter, G. R., editor. American prose : selection, 

with critical introductions by various 

writers 810.4 C 22 

Castle, Agnes and Egerton. The pride of Jennico : 

being a memoir of Captain Bazil Jennico. C 267 pr 

Century. Vol. 55-56. 1898. 051. C 33 

Chamberlain, Mellen. John Adams the statesman of 

the American revolution 92. A 214 C 

Chamberlain, W. L. The parthenon, and other poems. 811.4 C 352 
Chapin, Anna A. Wonder tales from Wagner, told for 

young people C 365 wo 

Chapman, J. J. Emerson, and other essays. . . 820.4 C 36 

Chambers, R. W. A king and a few dukes. . C 353 ki 

The maker of moons. C 353 ma 

Channing, Edward. A students' history of the United 

States 973. C 36 



942.C 478 


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126 

Church, John. Church's musical visitor. Vol. 26, 1897. 780.5 C 47 

Churchill, W. L. S. The story of the Malakand field 
force : an episode of frontier life. 

Clarke, R. F. The science of law and law making. 

Cochrane, Robert. Four hundred animal stories. 

* Congressional record. 19 vols. .... 

Contemporary Review. Vol. 72-73. 1897-98. 

Cornhill Magazine. New series. Vol. 3-4. 1897-98. 

Cosmopolitan. Vol. 24-25. 1898 

Crane, Stephen. The open boat, and other stories of 
adventure. 

Crockett, S. R. The red axe 

The standard bearer 

Crouch, A. P. Senorita Montenar 

Crowninshield, Mrs. Mary B. Latitude 19°: a 
romance of the West Indies, 1820. 
Where the trade wind blows : West Indian tales. 

Curtis, G. W. Early letters of George William Curtis 
to John S. Dwight ; Brook farm and Con- 
cord : edited by G. W. Cooke. . . . 92.C 945 

Cushing, Marshall. The story of our Post Office : the 
greatest government department in all its 
phases. . . . . . . 353.4 C 95 

D. 

Dana, C A. Recollections of the civil war ; with the 

leaders at Washington and in the field in 

the sixties. 92.D 191 

Davis, R. H. King's jackal D 2^8 ki 

Dole, N. H. Joseph Jefferson at home. . . . 92.J 353 D 

Dorr, Mrs. J. C. R. In kings' houses: a romance of the 

days of Queen Anne. . . . . D 737 in 

Downs, Mrs. Annie S. * Poem : Historic Andover, 

1646-1896 811.48 D 75 

Doyle, A. C. A desert drama : being the tragedy of 

the Korosko D 775 de 

Douglas, Amanda M. A little girl in old Boston. . D 746 li 

Dromgoole, Miss W. A. A moonshiner's son. . . D 833 mo 

The valley path . D 833 v 

Drummond, Henry. The ideal life : addresses hitherto 

unpublished 230.D 84 

Duncan, Sara J. Voyage of consolation. Sequel to 

"an American girl in London." . . 914.21 D 91 



127 



E. 

Earle, Mrs. Alice M. In old Narragansett : romances 

and realities ,. . E 123 io 

Eggleston, G. C. Southern soldier stories. . . E 295 so 

English Illustrated Magazine. Vol. 17-19. 1897-98. 052.E 58 

* Essex Antiquarian. Vol. 1, 1897 929.E 78 



F. 



Farmer, J. E. The Grenadier : a story of the Empire 
Farrar, F. W. Allegories. .... 

Great books. 

Farrar, F. W., and others. * The cathedrals of Eng 

land. 2 vol 

Fernald, J. C. The Spaniard in history. 
Fessenden, Laura D. A colonial dame : a pen picture 

of colonial days and ways. 
Fisher, S. G. The true Benjamin Franklin. 
Flint, Grover. Marching with Gomez : a war corres 

pondent's field note-book kept during four 

months with the Cuban army. 
Ford, A. E. Story of the fifteenth regiment Massachu 

setts Volunteer Infantry. 
Ford, P. L. Tattle-tales of cupid. 
Forum. Vol. 24-25. 1898. .... 

Francis, M. E. The duenna of genius. 
Francke. Kuno. Glimpses of modern German authors. 
Franklin, S. R. Memories of a rear-admiral who has 

served for more than half a century in the 

navy of the United States. 
Fredkric, Harold. The deserter, and other stories. 
FRENCH, Alice (Octave Thanet). The heart of toil. 
Fuller, Anna. One of the pilgrims: a bank story. 
Fuller, H. B. From the other side : stories of trans 

atlantic travel. ..... 



F 223 gr 
244 F 24 
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283 F 24 c 
946 F 392 

F 428 co 
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G. 

Gale, James. Korean sketches 915.19 G 13 

Garland, Hamlin. Ulysses S. 'Grant, his life and char- 
acter. 92.G 766 G 

Gissing, George. The whirlpool. .... G 445 wh 

Gokpp, P. H. Symphonies and their meaning. . . 780. G 55 



128 



Goss, W. L. In the navy; or father against son. 
Gould, S. B. Bladys Stewponey : a novel. 

Domitia. . 
Gregory, Eliot. Wordly ways and byways. 



G 694 in 

G 735 bi 

G 735 do 

G 868 wo 



H. 



Hall, C. W. Cartagena, or the lost brigade : a story of 
heroism in the British war with Spain, 
1740-42 

Hall, Ruth. In the brave days of old. 

Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Vol. 95-96. 189 7-98 

Harper's Round Table. Vol. 18. 1897. 

Harris, J. C. Tales of the home folks in peace and war 

Harris, Mrs. Miriam C. A corner of Spain. 

Harrison, Mrs. Constance C. Good Americans. 

Harte, F. B. Stories in light and shadow. . 

Tales of trail and town. .... 

Hatton, Joseph. The vicar. . . 

Hawkins, A. H. (Anthony Hope). Rupert of Hentzan 
sequel to the " Prisoner of Zenda." 
Simon Dale. 

Henty, G. A. At Aboukir and Acre. ; 

Both sides of the border. .... 
Under Wellington's command. 

Henty, G. A., editor. Yule logs. . . . . 

Hewlett, Maursce. The forest lovers : a romance. 

Hichens, R. S. The londoners 

Higginson, T. W. Cheerful yesterdays. 

Tales of the enchanted islands of the Atlantic. 

Howe, Mrs. Julia W. From sunset ridge : poems old 
and new 

Howells, W. D. Stories of Ohio. 

Story of a play : a novel. . . . . 

Hubbard, Elbert. Little journeys to the homes of 
American statesmen. 

Hughes, Rupert. The Lakerim athletic club. 

Hutton, Lawrence. A boy I knew and four dogs. 



H 145 ca 

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I. . 

* Illustrated American. Vol. 22-23. 1897-98. . . 051.129 

Imbert de St. Amand, A. L., baron. Napoleon in and 

his court 92.N 163 im 



129 



Inman, Henry. The ranche on the Oxhide: life on the 
frontier 

Inman, Henr\ , and Cody, W. F. The great Salt Lake 
trail. . 

J. 

Jackson, Gabrielle E. Denise and Ned Toodles: a true 
story. 

Jane, F. J. *A11 the world's fighting ships. 

Jerome, J. K. Second thoughts of an idle fellow 

Johnston, Mary. Prisoners of hope : a tale of colonial 
Virginia. ...... 

Johnston, R. M. Pearce Amerson's will. 

Jokai, Maurus. Midst the wild Carpathians. 

Jordan, D. S., and others. Foot-notes to evolution ; ad 
dresses on evolution of life. 

Jordan, Elizabeth G. Tales of the city room. 

K. 

Kaler, J. O. (James Otis). The charming Sally, pri- 
vateer of New York : a tale of 1 765. 
Joel Harford. .... 
When Israel Putnam served the king. 
Kay, Charles de. Bird gods. 
Kelley, J. G. The boy mineral collectors. 
Kelly, J. F. A history of Spanish literature. 
Kent, William. Memoirs and letters of James Kent. 
King, Charles. Ray's recruit. 
Kipling, Rudyard. The day's work. 
Kirk, Mrs. Ellen W. O. Dorothy Deane : a 
story. .... 
Revolutionary love story and the high 
St. Chrysostouis. 
Kbbhbiel, H. E. Music and manners in the classic 
period : essays 



children's 



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LaoHAMBBB, Henry, and Machuron, Alexis. AndreVs 
balloon expedition in search of the North 

Pole 919.8 A 558 L 

LaOEBLOF, Solina. The >(ory of Gosta Herling. . . L 185 Bt 

Lavignac, Albert. Music dramas of Richard Wagner. 782.2 L 88 



130 

Lawrence, R. M. The magic of the horse-shoe, with 

other folk-lore notes 398.3 L 43 

* Lawrence American and Andover Advertiser, 1897. 071. L 43 

Lecky, W. E. H. The American Revolution, 1763-1783 917.3 L 49 

Lippmann, Julia M. Dorothy Day L 666 do 

Littell's Living Age. Vol. 215-218. 1897-1898. . 051 L 71 

Long, J. A. Madame Butterfly L 853 m 

Lummis, C. F. Awakening of a nation, Mexico of to-day. 917.2 L 974 

M 

Mabie, H. M. Essays on work and culture. . . 814. M lie 
JVIackie, Pauline B. Ye lyttle Salem maid ; story of 

witchcraft. M 215 ly 

Mackubin, Ellen. The king of the town. . . . M 192 ki 

Maclay, E. S. Reminiscences of the old navy, from the 
journals and private papers of Captain Ed- 
ward Trenchard and rear admiral Stephen 
Decatur Trenchard. . ... 973.M 21 r 

^McClelland, Ella G. A daughter of two nations. . M 133 d 

McClures Magazine. Vol. 10, 11. 1898. . . . 051.M 13 

McKeen, Miss Philena. * Sequel to history of Abbot 

Academy, Andover, Mass., 1879-1892. . 376.9 M 19 
McKeen, Philena, and Phebe * History of Abbot 

Academy, Andover, Mass, 1829-1879. . 376.9 M 19 

McLennan, William. Spanish John M 225 sp 

McManus, Blanche. How the Dutch came to Man- 
hattan 974.71 M 22 

Macy, Jesse. Our government ; how it grew, what it 

was, and how he does it 342.73 M 25 

JMallock, W. H. Aristocracy and evolution : a study 

of the rights, the origin, and the social 

functions of the weal'hy classes. . . 321.5 M 294 

Marshall. Mrs. Emma M. Under the dome of St. 

Paul's : a story of Sir Christopher Wren's 

days. M 356 un 

3Iassachusetts Census. 1895. Vol. 5. . . 317.44 M 38 
Education, Board of, Annual report. 61st. 

1898. General Court 351.85 M 38 

Acts and laws of the Commonwealth of 

Mass 1802-1803 .... 345.12 M 38 a 
Centennial of the Bulfinch state house, 

January 11, 1898 974.46 M 38 

Journal of the house of representatives, 1898. 328.74 M 38 h 



131 



Massachusetts — Continued. 

Journal of the senate, 1898. . . . 328.74 M 38 j 
* Manual for the use of the general court, 

1898 328.74 M 38 m 

Public documents, 1897. 12 v. . , . 328.74 M 38 p 
Lunacy and charity, Board of, Annual 

report, 189 7 351.84 M 38 

Sec. of Commonwealth. * Massachusetts 
soldiers and f-ailors of the revolution- 
ary war, vol 4 . . . 973.34 M 38 
Supreme court. Reports of cases argued 

and determined. Vol. 1-17, 1804-22 345.42 M 38 
Same. Vol. 167-170 1896-1898. 

Merriman, H. S. Roden's corner M 556 ro 

Miles, N. A. Military Europe: a narrative of peTsonal 

observation and personal experience. . 355 M 59 

Mitchell, S. W. Adventures of Francois ; foundling 
thief, jugler, and fencing master, during 

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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



TENTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 



FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING 



JANUARY 12, 1899 



Andover, Mass. 

THE ANDOVER PRESS 

1899 



WATER DEPARTMENT. 

Town of Andover, Mass. 



Commissioners. 



JOHN H. FLINT, JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD, 

FELIX G. HAYNES. 



Superintendent. 
JOHN E. SMITH. 



Pumping Station. 
GEORGE W. SPICKLER, Engineer. 



GEORGE E. HUSSEY, Clerk. 



REPORT OF 

WATER COMMISSIONERS. 



The tenth annual report of the Board of Water Commis- 
sioners of the Town of Andover, also report of the Superin- 
tendent are respectfully submitted. 

For ten years this town has had a water supply, sufficient 
time to demonstrate its good and bad features. That it has 
proved to be all that was anticipated of it must be admitted. 
Judging from the analysis of the water from year to year no 
better is furnished any city or town in this Commonwealth. 
The supply is abundant for all purposes even if the whole 
town was included in the system. No serious mishap has 
occurred that has in any way interfered with the supply or 
that has caused any heavy expenditure to remedy. The 
pumps are in good condition and of sufficient power for any 
emergency. 

The Reservoir has required but a small outlay from time 
■to time, and the street mains are apparently as good as when 
laid. The buildings at the pumping station were painted in- 
side and out the past season and everything in and about the 
station is in good order. 

The street line was extended on Central Street across the 
river at Abbott's bridge and connections made with several 
houses west of the railroad. 

For better fire protection to the valuable property on Bart- 
let Street the 6 in. main was taken up and relaid with 1<> in. 
and 8 in. from Pun chard Avenue to Morton Street, this 
being supplied with three G in. feeders. 



Two 6 in branches from this were laid in the school 
grounds and 2, 3 way hydrants were set near enough to the 
school buildings, for use in case of need. This will give 6 
good fire streams as at the test, pressures of 45 lbs. from the 
reservoir and 60 lbs with the pump running, were developed. 

Extensions were also made on Chestnut Street, Lewis 
Court, and Cuba Street. Eight hydrants have been set and 
two changed ; viz. 1 set on Lewis Court, one on Locke Street 
1 Chestnut Street and 2 west of R. Road and two in the 
school grounds and 1 on the old R. Road. Those at Whit- 
ing's Corner and Memorial Eall are now 4 way indepen- 
dently nozzle instead of the old kind. 

31 applications were received and 30 service pipes put in, 
making a total to the present time 847, number now in use 
819, the number of meters now in use 571. 

Received from Water rates, $7792.40. The net cost of 
maintenance was $3662.43. This amount is reduced from 
previous years by the Sewer Commissioners, allowing for 
services rendered by Supt. Smith, for use of house tools etc, 
in that department. There were sold $5000 worth of bonds, 
making the full amount which the town is allowed to issue 
for the water system. About $2000 is now left for construc- 
tion purposes. Your Commissioners ask for $750, for sink- 
ing fund, and $4200 for maintenance. 

Yery Respectfully, 

JOHN H. FLINT, ) , 

JAMBS P. BUTTERFIELD, \ ,, w . . 
FELIX G. HAYNES, j Commissioners. 



SINKING FUND. 



The Sinking Fund Commissioners present the following 
report : 

Issue of J890, 

To redeem bonds Nos. 151 to 160 inclusive. 

To balance Jan. 11, 1898, $2637 02 

Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 

Received from interest from Andover Savings Bank, 46 02 

Received from interest from Essex Savings Bank, 34 46 
Received from interest from City Institution for 

Savings, of Lowell, 27 23 



Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 
Deposited in Essex Savings Bank, 
Deposited in Lowell Institution for 
Savings, 



Issue of 1892. 

To redeem bonds Nos. 161 to 170 inclusive. 
.To balance Jan. 11, 1898, $1238 91 

Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 

Received from interest from Broadway Savings 

Bank, 43 80 

Received from interest Lowell Five Cent. Savings 







$2894 73 


$1185 97 
888 21 




820 


55 


$2894 73 







Bank, 

Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank, 
Invested in Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, 



10 76 



$1448 47 

$1128 19 
315 28 


$1443 47 



6 

Issue of 1893* 

To redeem bonds Nos. 171 to 180 inclusive. 
To balance Jan. 11, 1898, $894 76 

Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 

Received from interest from Andover Savings Bank, 31 40 
Received from interest from Central Savings Bank, 9 26 



11085 42 



Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $846 60 

Deposited in Central Savings Bank, 238 82 



$1085 42 



Issue of 1895* 

To redeem bonds Nos. 181 to 195 inclusive. 
To balance Jan. 11, 1898, $P50 56 

Received from Town of Andover, 225 00 

Received from interest from Haverhill Savings Bank, 38 38 
Received from interest from Lawrence Savings Bank 6 79 



$1220 73 



Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Haverhill Savings Bank, $988 94 

Deposited in Lawrence Savings Bank, 231 79 



$1220 73 



Issue of \ 898* 
To redeem bonds Nos. 196 to 200 inclusive. 

Received from premium on bonds, $500 00 

Received from interest from Mechanics Savings 

Bank, 5 00 



$505 00 
Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Mechanics Savings Bank, $505 00 



JOHN H. FLINT, ) Q . , . w , 

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FELIX G. HAYNBS, ' j Comrnmioners. 



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Cost of Construction, 



Office fixtures, 

Reservoir, 

Buildings at Pumping Station. 

Coal shed, 

Pipe distribution, 

Service pipe, 

Construction expenses, 

Suction pipe, 

Pumping plant, 

Grading land, 

Tools, 

Teams, 

Work shop, 

Water and land damage, 

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$ 492 53 

11074 59 

9433 69 

806 97 

128070 65 

11989 25 

6697 77 

1309 46 

26652 37 

1739 12 

1377 49 

474 90 

1259 62 

3696 80 

74 63 

$205149 84 



14 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT. 



To the Board of Water Commissioners : 

There have been laid during the past year 3438 feet of 6 
inch and 508 feet of 8 inch pipe making the total length of 
new Mains 3940 feet. 

9 new hydrants and 9 valves have been added to the sys- 
tem. The total number of public hydrants in use is 193. 
497 feet of 6 inch pipe has been taken up and relaid with 485 
feet of 10 inch and 12 feet of 8 inch pipe. Pipe has been 
laid as follows. 

Chestnut Street from George Holt's to Mrs. May's, 775 feet 
of 6 inch pipe, 1 hydrant. 

Central Street from T. Frank Pratt's to Cuba Street 496 
feet of 8 inch pipe 1 valve. 

Back road west from Railroad at Central Street 514 feet 
6 inch pipe, 1 valve, 2 hydrants. 

Cuba Street from John Henderson's to C. M. Cook's 150 
feet of 6 inch pipe. 

Lewis Court 196.6 feet of 6 inch pipe 1 hydrant. 

Old railroad from Harding Street north 1262 feet 6 inch 
pipe 2 valves 1 hydrant. This line was laid for the Sewer 
Department, but is available for fire protection or house con- 
nections and will probably in the future prove valuable in 
connection with the public park. At the present time the 
only connections made with it are one hydrant and the in- 
verted syphon of the sewer system. There is no water being 
used from it and probably will never be a source of 
revenue. 

At the Punchard School building 270 feet of 6 inch pipe 
1 valve and 1 three way independent nozzle hydrant. 



15 

At John Dove school building 261 feet of 6 inch pipe 1 
valve 1 three way independent nozzle hydrant. 

On Bartlet Street 485 feet of 10 inch pipe and 12 feet of 8 
inch pipe were laid to replace a 6 inch pipe giving better fire 
protection to the school buildings. 

On Main Street at J. E. Whiting's a four way independent 
nozzle hydrant has been set and at the square in front of 
Memorial Hall a matthews has been replaced by a four way 
independent nozzle hydrant. 

A hydrant has also been set on Locke Street. 

These changes and additions have improved the fire ser- 
vice in the business section of the Town and while they do 
not add anything to the earning capacity of the system are a 
good insurance. 

31 applications for services were received during 1898 and 
30 service pipes were laid. The total number of applica- 
tions to date is 847, total number of services in use 819, 
total number of meters 571. 

Schedule of Service Pipe. 



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Length in feet, ' 47582.8 


L33 

86 13.4 


5 
643 


6 
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3 

738.2 


789 

58135.0 


Total Jan. 
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Length in feet, 47682.3 


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17 

The system is in excellent shape. The improvements in 
the fire service on Bartlet Street is very marked, it is now 
possible to use 6 fire streams at the public school buildings, 
and hold a pressure on the Bartlet Street main of 60 lbs per 
square inch, where previous to the changes only two streams 
could be made efficient without the use of a fire engine. 
The liberal action of your Board during the past year in the 
matter of fire protection, is to be commended and will surely 
prove a benefit to the town. 

The construction of the sewer system will naturally lead 
to a greater consumption of water, not only for flushing and 
uses incidental to the care of the system, but also from in- 
creased number of fixtures and more liberal use by con- 
sumers. It is probable that the increased income from 
private use will more than offset the extra expense caused 
by furnishing the Sewer Department with what water it will 
require. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN E. SMITH. 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



FIRST 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



SEWER COMMISSIONERS 



FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING 



JANUARY 12, 1899 



Andover, m ISS. 
THE ANDOVER PRESS 

IS!)!) 



REPORT OF 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS. 



To the Citizens of the Town of Andover : 

Immediately after the annual town meeting of 1898, your 
Board of Sewer Commissioners took steps to carry out your 
instructions as given to them at that time and have during 
the past year used all reasonable means to hasten the con- 
struction of that portion of the sewer system which they 
deemed an immediate necessity. Unavoidable delays, aris- 
ing from the necessity of complying with the wishes of the 
State Board of Health, and which are fully discussed in the 
Engineer's report which we herewith transmit, made it 
impossible to begin the work of construction until late in 
June and the early closing of the season gave only five 
months for the actual work of construction. Notwithstand- 
ing the shortness of the season the sewers as planned and 
Walnut Avenue, Maple Avenue and High street in addition 
have been completed. Enougli filtration area has been pre- 
pared for present requirements. The changes made neces- 
sary by the action of the State Board of Health were not 
deemed radical enough to warrant the calling of a special 
town meeting to take action thereon. The changes in 
question were very carefully investigated with regard to 
their financial aspect both to the Town and to the abuttors 
and found to show a saving to all parties interested. The 
expense of maintaining the system will remain about the 
same, as the extra expense due to the care of the filter beds 
will be offset by the interest account, cost of construe ion 
being so much lower. The abuttors will derive more benefit 
from the changes than the tax payers, as the difference in 



the cost of construction will materially lessen the amount of 
assessment to be levied. The financial statement herewith 
presented shows the cost of construction to date to be 
$75700.33 leaving an unexpended balance of $4299.67. 
Unpaid land damages, the setting of the pump on the low 
level section, settlement with the engineers and a few small 
bills will however take the whole of this balance and leave 
nothing for future work. 

Our estimates have been well above the cost of construc- 
tion with the single exception of the filtration area. The 
extra cost of this work is due partly to the fact that but four 
acres were estimated whereas six acres have been under 
course of construction. As the total consumption of water 
for the whole town including water for public uses is but a 
little over 320,000 gallons per day and the total leakage for 
the system completed but 32,000 gallons per day, we could 
take care of the sewage of the whole town on this area at the 
rate of 60,000 gallons per acre per day and six acres will 
probably be area enough to successfully treat the sewage 
which will be delivered for a number of years to come. In 
the construction of the sewers your commissioners directed 
that no reasonable expense be spared to insure against leak- 
age and the result is certainly gratifying. 

To insure tight work and ease of maintenance of the 
system it was decided that the house connections should be 
made by the town, charging the actual cost of the work plus 
a percentage for the use of tools, etc. This is in line with 
the methods adopted in most places having a separate sys- 
tem and which is working to the benefit of both the individual 
and the town where it has been in operation. By courtesy 
of the Water Commissioners this work has been in charge of 
the superintendent of the water works and has been carried 
on in connection with that department. Up to the close of 
the year 110 applications for house connections were re- 
ceived and 55 connections made. These 55 connections 
cover 61 buildings. All connections are laid to line and 



grade and joints made in the same manner as in street 
sewers. 

While this method of construction is perhaps slightly 
more expensive than the haphazard method of ordinary 
drain laying, it becomes possible to find and remove an 
obstruction without digging up the pipe. The assessment 
plans have not yet been received from the engineers, 
results correct within a small percentage have, however, been 
obtained and show oh the system as constructed a total 
assessable frontage of 49612 feet which would be equal to an 
assessment of about $1.21 per foot front. As the filtration 
area, syphon line, trunk sewers and greater part of the land 
damages come under the present construction, it is mani- 
festly unjust to assess upon the present frontage if exten- 
sions are to be made in the near future, as the ratio of 
frontage to cost of construction will be greater and the 
assessment less if more street sewers are constructed. Your 
Commissioners believe it advisable before levying assess- 
ments to construct a section of sewer including Highland 
road, Salem street, Main street from Salem to Porter streets, 
Porter street ; also to extend present system by constructing 
Summer street, Washington avenue, Elm street from Maple 
avenue to Washington avenue, Whittier street from Elm to 
Summer streets, and from Chestnut to Bartlett streets, 
Chestnut St. from Whittier St. to Mrs. May's. The estimated 
cost of these extensions is $26,465 and the total assessable 
frontage 25310 feet. This construction would reduce the 
assessment to be made to about 81.10 per foot front. The 
Central and Phillips streets section owing to the long line of 
non-assessable sewer to be built would of itself figure assess- 
ments on about the same basis and could therefore be con- 
structed at any time when there is a demand for it. The 
Salem street section should certainly be constructed, as that 
section is a source of pollution to Rogers Brook. Washing- 
ton avenue is very wet and in that Bection contamination of 
the ground is bound to occur however great care is exer- 



cised. On Washington avenue the value of underdrainage 
alone will be greater than the cost of the improvement. 

We would recommend the construction of sewers in the 
streets named and as short extensions will probably be called 
for in various places would lecommend that bonds to the 
amount of $30,000 additional he issued. For maintenance of 
the system we recommend an appropriation of $1500.00. 
No appropriation will be required for sinking fund as the 
interest accumulations on the premium received from the 
sale of bonds should at the end of thirty years equal tbe 
amount of bonds then unpaid, and receipts from assessments 
will have extinguished all other bonds. 

We refer you to the report of the Engineers for a descrip- 
tion of the system and work completed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. S. JENKINS, ) Q 

JOHN L. SMITH, \ **w 

JOHN E. SMITH Commissioners. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



Common Sewers. 

Portland Stoneware Co. Pipe, $4547 67 

Mechanics Iron Foundry. Manhole Covers 690 19 



S. H. Lovewell & Co. Gates, 


590 60 


M. J. Drummond, iron Pipe 


3102 59 


T. Donovan, labo'* 


80 


Bart. Kelleher, labor 


3 65 


J. Pasho, labor 


2 93 


J. Poland, labor 


3 91 


Frank Mc Cusker, labor 


4 27 


Thos. Doyle, labor, 


4 27 


George Fraize, labor, 


9 51 


A. Wildrick, labor, 


6 00 


John O'Brien, labor, 


3 91 


William Fairlie, labor, 


3 43 


William Caffrey, jr., labor, 


11 25 


John Gill, labor, 


9 20 


Daniel Johnson, labor, 


10 80 


Patrick McEvoy, labor. 


9 37 


Virley Stevenson, labor, 


8 66 


J. Welch, labor, 


6 09 


Thomas Joyce, labor, 


10 44 


Thomas Horan, labor, 


4 67 


James Cnllen, lahor, 


1 73 


Harry Doolittle, labor, 


7 91 


James Clinton, labor, 


7 64 


Michael Gill, labor, 


2 13 


John Reardon, labor, 


80 


Edward Tobin, labor, 


80 



Amount carried forward, $9,065 22 



8 

Amount carried forward, 
J. Driscoll, labor, 
Daniel Sullivan, labor, 
L. M. Ham & Co., iron beams, 
Hardy & Cole, cement and lumber 
Boston & Maine R. R., freights, 
Builders Iron Foundry, special castings, 
E. C. Pike, pipe, 

Walworth Mfg. Co., special casting, 
Ludlow Valve Co., valves, 
Tuttles Express, 
Wm. H. Welch & Co., pipe, 
Treat Hardware, pipe, 
Concord Foundry Co., cover, 
Waldo Bros., pipe, 
City of Lawrence, steam roller, 
Randall Hurley, labor, 
David Valentine, labor, 
Chas. Morse, labor, 
Jerry Cullinane, labor, 
Samuel Levis, labor, 
Andover Water Works, pipe and labor, 
Frank E. Dodge, mason work, 
American Express Co. 
The C. H. Eglee Co., Contract, 



Land Damages* 

Curran & Joyce, land, 

Isaac Far n ham, land, 

Andover National Bank, R. stamps, 

Roger Sweeney, land, 

Ellen Donovan, land, 

Mary Driscoll, land, 

Amount carried forward, $ 765 00 



$9065 22 




80 




80 




30 24 




2452 84 




893 45 




26 30 




22 54 




101 59 




71 48 




4 75 




72 86 




76 08 




8 75 




15 75 




165 00 




10 50 




1 24 




1 24 




1 24 




7 54 




1106 34 




10 01 




15 




27,599 57 




41 746 


28 






300 00 




225 00 




5 00 




105 00 




50 00 




80 00 





Amount brought forvmrd^ 




1765 00 


James Haggerty, land, 






50 00 


Timothy Howard, land, 






142 00 


Geo. H. Poor, trustee, 






250 00 


F. W. P. O'Nasch, land, 






150 00 


Jos. W. Smith, cleaning 


filter 


beds, 


359 45 


George Mander, land, 






350 00 

$2066 45 



Engineering Expenses* 

McClintock & Woodfall, engineers, 85694 06 

W. H. Higgins, teams, 18 75 

Ira B. Hill, fares, 75 

Smith & Manning, bags and twine, 25 

Water Dept., team and labor, 204 00 



$5917 81 



Administration* 

Andover Press, books and printing, $77 00 

Geo. E. Hussey, rubber stamp, 2 50 

Story & Thorndike, legal advise, 60 00 

Arthur Bliss, stamps, 3 00 

Geo. A. Higgins, stationary, etc. 11 07 

Edward N. Sampson, salary, 66 66 



Tools. 
Henry Mc Lawlin, tools, 
Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 
Perrin Seaman & Co., tools, 
The C. H. Eglee Co., drills, 
Treat Hardware <fe Supply Co., tools 
Benjamin Brown, rubber boots and mittens, 25 
Anderson <fe Bowman, blacksmith work, 



$146 


44 


1 


42 


150 


56 


30 


00 


28 


Bo 


3ns, 25 


90 


1 


95 



$220 23 



1385 1! 



10 

Office Fixtures. 
H. P. Noyes, table and chairs, $28 40 













Blow-off Beds. 




A. Wildrick, labor, 


$ 33 


60 


John Leary, labor, 


42 


85 


Thomas Doyle, labor, 


36 


62 


Daniel Johnson, labor, 


23 


11 


Michael Gill, labor, 


4 53 


Wilson Knipe, labor, 


38 


13 


Patrick McAvoy, labor, 


28 


09 


William Piddington, labor, 


10 


84 


John Driscoll, labor, 


44 


27 


J. Poland, labor, 


42 


14 


Frank McCusker, labor, 


44 


53 


James Pasho, labor, 


41 


51 


Edward Tobin, labor, 


46 


15 


Bart Kelleher, labor, 


41 


33 


Albert Bancroft, stone work, 


116 


33 


Geo. Mander, foreman, 


122 


72 


John Bowler, labor, 


24 


36 


Geo. W. Fraize, labor, 


29 


16 


Edward Mayo, labor, 


1 


78 


William Cafrrey, jr., labor, 


26 57 


Owen Milliday, labor, 


39 


65 


John Gill, labor, 


20 


31 


Herbert Williams, labor, 


36 


89 


Daniel Maroney, labor, 


1 


60 


James Grieves, labor, 


7 


02 


James O'Brien, labor, 


16 


46 


James Reagan, labor, 


8 


62 


Dennis Lane, labor, 


8 


53 


Michael O'Brien, labor, 


8 


53 


Joseph Oliver, labor, 


7 


20 



Amount carried forward, $953 43 



11 



Amou nt brought forward. 


1053 43 


Martin Duggan, labor, 


8 


53 


Frank Thayer, labor. 


11 


86 


John Moynehan, labor, 


24 


09 


Timothy Donovan, labor, 


31 


29 


D. McGrady. labor, 


1 


60 


Arthur Lusko, labor, 


1 


60 


W. Conway, labor, 


3 


20 


John Kennelly, labor, 


68 


00 


Samuel Riley, labor, 


8 


00 


Herbert Bailey, labor, 


61 


60 


John O'Brien, labor, 


6 


04 


William Fairlie, labor, 


6 


08 


John Fraize, labor, 


6 


95 


Virley Stevenson, labor, 


22 


49 


John Welch, labor, 


18 


57 


Thos. Joyce, labor, 


22 


40 


Thos. Horan, labor, 


13 


15 


J. Cullen, labor, 


6 


22 


Harry Doolittle, labor, 


10 


35 


James Clinton, labor, 


7 


96 


Cornelius Tobin, labor, 


36 


89 


John Reardon, labor. 


28 


10 


Daniel Sullivan, labor, 


32 


89 


John Sweeney, teams, 


54 


20 


William Ronan, teams. 


10 


83 


Fred Stack, teams, 


15 


82 


Geo. Bnchan, labor, 


13 


43 


John 0. Collins, teams, 


13 


50 


Michael Stack, teams, 


29 


17 


William Evans, labor, 


13 


96 


John Pitts, labor, 


14 40 


William Matthews, labor, 


14 49 


John Maroney, labor. 


60 


89 


Smith & Manning, cheese cloth and 






supplies, 


7 


7i) 


Locke & Jones, ledge stone, 


30 


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Underdrains. 

Richard Hill, labor, $ 91 91 

Portland Stone Ware Co., pipe, 1091 62 

Harry Leith, labor, 45 33 

Jerry Leary, teaming, 437 25 

John Guthrie, labor, 45 77 

James Ronan, labor, 14 13 

Michael Stack, teaming, 51 00 

Frank E. Gleason, teaming, 25 50 

Cornelius Sullivan, labor, 105 79 

Thos. Leslie, labor, 11 38 

Wm. Fairlie, labor, 32 00 

John Craik, labor, 81 07 

Amnion Richardson, team, 4 50 

The C. H. Eglee Co., contract, 5739 95 

C. M. Cook, gravel, 29 90 

A. Ward, team, 8 50 

J. Henderson, gravel, 9 10 

Highway Dept., crushed stone, 420 00 







Filter Beds* 




George Mander, foreman and team, 


1416 49 


Frank McCusker. labor, 


105 52 


James Poland, labor, 


139 48 


James Pasho, labor, 


138 23 


John Leary, labor, 


129 16 


Bart Kelliher, labor, 


139 91 


Thomas Doyle, labor, 


128 62 


George Fraize, labor, 


61 42 


Abraham Wildrick, labor, 


149 48 


Wilson Knipe, labor, 


166 69 


Cornelius Tobin, labor, 


72 27 


John Pitts, labor, 


81 38 



Amount carried forward, 



$1678 65 



13 



Amount brought forward, 


11678 65 


William Matthews, 


79 91 


John Fraize, labor, 


42 31 


Town Farm, team, 


304 82 


James Grieve, labor, 


23 11 


Alex Hodge, labor, 


1 07 


James Deveau, labor, 


80 80 


John E. Murphy, labor, 


34 05 


James Mellonson, labor, 


63 65 


James Valentine, labor, 


4 80 


Michael Laughlin, labor, 


4 80 


Michael McLaughlin, labor, 


4 80 


Lewis Davis, labor, 


19 20 


Martin Walker, team, 


6 20 


John Cosgrove. labor, 


8 00 


Lewis Balch, labor, 


9 60 


Patrick Casey, labor, 


20 09 


Austin Hitchcock, labor, 


1 60 


Frank Fenlason, labor, 


17 34 


Joseph Maroney, labor, 


17 78 


John Driscoll, labor, 


7 29 


Daniel Donovan, labor, 


77 11 


Michael Heffernan, labor, 


123 65 


Daniel Kelley, labor, 


122 93 


John Conolly, team, 


224 59 


William Ronan, team, 


357 57 


Thomas Martin, labor, 


112 27 


John Frame, labor, 


40 89 


Win. McKenzie, labor, 


113 78 


Hugh Malcolm, labor, 


21 51 


Charles Creed on, labor, 


31 29 


John Davis, labor, 


47 -J ( .» 


Thomas 1 [ennebry, labor, 


66 17 


Michael Hennesey, labor, 


42 II 



Amount carried forward, $3811 36 



14 



Amount brought forward, 


83811 36 


Joseph Oliver, labor, 


55 43 


Joseph Olroyd, labor, 


12 19 


Fred W. Lester, labor, 


43 69 


Frank Thayer, labor, 


23 50 


John Scanlon, labor, 


7 64 


James H. Reagan, labor, 


13 51 


James Reagan, labor, 


12 59 


John Currie, labor, 


2 49 


Michael Mahoney, labor, 


12 80 


David Spear, labor, 


89 


Michael Hartnett, labor, 


6 22 


John Reagan, labor, 


3 91 


Richard York, labor, 


14 22 


James Poland, labor, 


8 71 


James O'Brien, labor, 


12 80 


Fred Gould, teams, 


742 11 


John 0. Collins, teams, 


210 02 


Michael Stack, teams, 


196 35 


Hardy & Cole, cement and lumber, 


291 56 


Portland Stoneware Co., pipe, 


584 86 


Smith & Manning, cheese cioth and suppl 


ies, 69 23 


S. K. Lovewell & Co., Gates, 


268 00 


William Caffrey, labor, 


16 80 


Fred Watson, labor, 


20 62 


Patrick Mack, labor, 


19 47 


Daniel Sullivan, labor, 


21 34 


Dennis McCarty, labor, 


12 89 


Joseph Dupre, labor, 


7 56 


Jacob Whitehouse, labor, 


8 84 


John H. Conolly, labor, 


1 60 


Patrick Lynch, labor, 


14 15 


James H. Carter, labor, 


21 16 


William Conners, labor, 


13 42 


Amount carried forward, 


86561 93 



15 



Amount brought forward, 


$6561 93 


John Crowley, labor, 


106 05 


John Mander, labor, 


37 88 


George A- Perkins, labor, 


26 49 


Peter Carter, labor, 


31 30 


Patrick Barrett, labor, 


13 15 


Patrick Conolly, labor, 


45 78 


William Lynch, labor, 


36 09 


James Abcrcrombie, labor, 


45 61 


Joseph McCarty, labor, 


47 bo 


James McGlynn, labor, 


46 94 


James Smith, labor, 


51 03 


Thomas Dudley, labor, 


49 07 


Patrick Hartnett, labor, 


45 87 


Leon Germain, labor, 


53 87 


John MeColIum, labor, 


5 69 


David Valentine, lal>or, 


50 94 


William Steele, labor, 


50 94 


Samuel Smith, labor, 


44 18 


James Ronan, labor, 


32 89 


John Madden, labor, 


77 51 


Edward Tobin, labor. 


143 43 


Herbert Williams, labor, 


135 39 


John Driscoll, labor, 


37 87 


Owen Miliday, labor, 


188 35 


John Reardon, labor, 


42 27 


Timothy Donovan, labor, 


137 52 


John Moynihan, labor, 


94 94 


Michael Duggan, 


137 02 


Michael O'Brien, labor, 


101 60 


Dennis Lane, labor, 


103 74 


Thomas Lynch, labor, 


70 40 


William Kennedy, labor, 


134 31 


Michael Welch, labor, 


67 82 



Amount carried forward, 



$8805 42 



16 

Amount brought forward, 

John Sweeney, teams, 
William Caffrey, Jr., labor, 
John Gill, labor, 
Daniel Johnson, labor, 
Patrick McAvoy, labor, 
Tirley Stevenson, 
John Maroney, labor, 
Thos. Joyce, labor, 
Thos. Horan, 
Harry Doolittle, labor, 
James Clinton, labor, 
Fred Stark, team, 
Michael Gill, team, 
Harry Dyer, labor, 
John Foley, labor, 
William Thomas, labor, 
Arthur Ourran, labor, 
William Mahoney, labor, 
Arthur Slane, labor, 
Frank Valentine, labor, 
Thomas Early, labor, 
David Miller, labor, 
Martin Duggan, labor, 
Patrick Sullivan, labor, 
John O'Connell, labor, 
John L. Smith, labor, 
James Sullivan, labor, 
John McLaughlin, labor, 
Jesse Mellonson, labor, 
David Guthrie, labor, 
David O'Connell, labor, 
Pat Mooney, labor, 
Michael Winters, labor, 

Amount carried forward, 



$8805 42 


208 


91 


127 


12 


105 


25 


76 


35 


93 


31 


136 


<»8 


114 40 


135 


21 


110 


31 


41 


25 


119 


84 


216 


24 


200 


94 


82 


05 


53 


U 


39 


82 


52 


62 


40 


00 


47 


74 


01 


25 


58 


67 


57 


87 


51 


90 


53 


16 


50 


67 


52 


09 


52 80 


59 03 


51 


12 


51 


11 


10 


40 


60 


27 


51 


46 


111528 89 



17 



Amount brought forward, 
John Manion, labor, 
William Leary, labor, 
John Whalen, labor, 
James Manly, team, 
Joseph Bateman, team, 
George Averill, team, 
Llewellyn Murch, team, 
Herbert Bailey, labor, 
Jerry Ryan, labor, 
John Elliot, labor, 
Daniel Hayes, labor, 
Joseph Lynch, labor, 
William Fairlie, labor, 
John Daley, labor, 
John Welsh, labor, 
Patrick Hughes, labor, 
Albert Bancroft, foreman, 
John Ken nelly, labor. 
Thomas Harriman, blacksmith work, 
Michael Williams, labor, 
James Martin, labor, 
John Murnane, labor, 
Henry Wen n is, labor, 
Thos. F. Burns, labor, 
Patrick Jennings, labor, 
John H. Connelly, labor, 
Martin Delaney, labor, 
James Donahue, labor, 
George May, labor, 
Charles Hurley, labor, 
John Buckley, labor, 
Daniel Fitz, labor, 
Henry McLawlin, hardware, 

Amount carried forward, 



$11528 89 


47 


38 


46 


67 


111 


52 


64 


41 


172 54 


250 46 


46 


30 


58 


40 


22 


40 


1 


34 


4 


80 


62 


49 


10 


67 


15 


65 


44 


28 


39 


74 


132 


41 


87 


56 


26 


40 


85 


07 


20 


81 


85 


07 


38 


76 


88 89 


95 


65 


31 


29 


28 


09 




80 


97 


43 


97 


51 


34 


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41 


60 


9 


00 


$13.")28 82 



18 

Amount brought forward, 
F. E Dodge, mason work, 
Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 
John McCarty, mason work, 
Treat Hardware Co., hardware, 
Mechanics' Iron Foundry, frames and 

covers, 
Concord Iron Foundry, frames and covers 
Perrin Seamens & Co., chain, 
A. Bryant & Sons, blacksmith work, 
J. N. Miller, labor, 
Joshua Bailey, labor, 
David (VConnell, labor, 
Arthur Pray, labor, 
John McCallum, labor, 
James McCallion, labor, 
John J. Lynch, labor, 



Pump House* 

The Treat Hardware & Supply Co., color, $ 20 12 
C. H. Eglee Co., contract, 4"<6 03 



•13528 82 


30 


14 


7 42 


8 


75 


1 


46 


,na 

166 27 


ers, 8 


75 


9 


15 


1 


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10 


3 


02 


4 


09 


29 


69 


27 


38 


14 


49 


33 


25 


19 


73 




$13894 16 



$496 15 



Settling Tank* 

Boston & Maine R. R., freight, $ 5 85 

Pacific Flusli Tank Co., syphon, 60 00 

Hardy & Cole, cement, 225 00 

The C. H. Eglee Co., contract, 740 40 



$1031 25 



19 
Summary of Cost of Construction. 



Filter Beds, 
Common Sewers, 
Blow Off Bed, 
Underdrains, 
Tools, 

Settling Tank, 
Pump House, 
Land Damages, 
Engineering Expenses, 
Administration, 
Office Fixtures, 



$13894 16 


41746 


28 


1669 


78 


8244 


70 


385 


12 


1031 


25 


496 


15 


2066 


45 


5917 


81 


220 


23 


28 


40 




- #75700 33 



20 



HOUSE CONNECTIONS. 



Thomas Leslie, labor, 

Con. Sullivan, labor, 

Wm. Fairlie, labor, 

James Ronan, labor, 

Geo. Guthrie, labor, 

John Guthrie, labor, 

John Craik. labor, 

Jas. McCallum, labor, 

Peter Duggan, labor, 

Jas. Currie, labor, 

David Lacourse, labor, 

Livi Parks, labor, 

Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 

Geo. H. Sampson & Co., dynamite, 

Henry McShane Mfg. Co., soil pipe, 

The C. H. Eglee Co., labor, 

Henry McLawlin, hardware and supplies 

Portland Stone Ware Co., pipe, 

Hugh Malcolm, labor, 

Wm. Wakely, labor, 

John O'Brien, labor, 

John Lynch, labor, 

Terry Carroll, labor, 

John McDonnough, labor, 

Frank Callahan, labor, 

Hugh Cunningham, labor, 

Wm. Lynch, labor, 

Wm. Ronan, cleaning cesspool, 

Albert Dunbar, labor, 

Amount carried forward 



$70 


00 


60 


19 


61 


73 


63 


10 


41 


88 


64 


35 


54 


05 


39 47 


54 


34 


8 


71 


1 


60 


46 


6Q 


23 


22 


15 


19 


353 


05 


754 31 


;, 34 


04 


257 


10 


24 


18 


18 


13 


10 


22 


6 


57 


10 


50 


15 


56 


9 


77 


3 


37 


1 


77 


2 


25 


21 


00 



$2126 91 



21 



Amount brought forward, 
Frank Magnett, labor, 
John P. Graham, labor, 
E. N. Sampson, salary, 
Jerry O'Leary, team, 
Geo. L. Gage, cement, 
W. H. Welch & Co., pipe, 
Broad Guage Iron Work, cistern covers, 
Hardy & Cole, cement, 
Mechanics' Iron Foundry, covers, 
Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 
Sam'l Livis, labor, 
Hugh Connors, labor, 
Frank McCusker, labor, 
Abraham Wildrick, labor, 
Martin Duggan, labor, 
Michael Gill, labor, 
David Guthrie, labor, 
John O'Connell, labor, 
Wilson Knipe, labor, 
John Scofield, labor, 
A. Slade, labor, 

Andover Water Works, lead and team, 
Smith & Manning, cheese cloth, 
John Leary, labor, 



$2126 


91 


8 


00 


6 


40 


53 


33 


24 00 


25 


00 


40 


21 


14 08 


72 


22 


13 


08 


11 


35 


3 


20 


13 


15 


4 60 


15 5o 


10 


50 


1 


75 


4 


44 


1 


75 


8 


36 


4 


44 


2 


84 


97 


06 


23 


89 


3 


20 




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22 



ENGINEERS' REPORT. 



Boston, Jan. 25, 1899. 

To the Board of Sewer Commissioners, 

Andover, Mass. 

Gentlemen: — We submit the following report on sewers 
for the year 1898 including a brief summary of events. 

Jan. 8, 1893 : Letter from Sewer Commissioners to State 
Board of Health asking if crude sewage could be discharged 
into the Shawsheen River 

July 7, 1893 ; Reply of the State Board of Health sug- 
gesting a filtering area or a discharge into the Merrimack 
River. 

Jan. 22, 1894 : Report on a system of sewerage by McClin- 
tock & Woodfall, Engineers, recommending a discharge into 
the Merrimack River. 

Feb. 8,1891: Letter from Sewer Commissioners to State 
Board of Health containing outline of system reported by 
McClintock & Woodfall. 

March 2, 1894 : Reply by State Board of Health suggest- 
ing the Merrimac River as the best point to discharge the 
sewage. 

May 14, 1895 : An Act to Authorize the Town of Andover 
to Establish a System of Sewerage including an outlet into 
the Merrimac River, on plans to be approved by the State 
Board of Health and with a clause protecting North Andover. 



23 

March 21, 1898 : Application of Sewer Commissioners to 
the State Board of Health for their approval of the plans for 
a System of Sewerage with an outlet into the Merrimack 
River and a temporary outlet into the Shawsheen River. 

May 7, 1898 : Reply of the State Board of Health advising 
against the Merrimack River outlet and disapproving of the 
temporary outlet into the Shawsheen River. 

May 20, 1898 : Application of the Sewer Commissioners 
asking the State Board of Health to approve the plans for a 
System of Sewerage with an outlet onto filter beds and for 
the right to take land for sewage treatment. 

June 8, 1898 : Approval by the State Board of Health. 

In 1898, the town having appropriated $80,000 for sewers, 
the Sewer Commissioners called for proposals immediately 
on receiving the approval of the system by the State Board 
of Health. 

The following table shows the contracts made by the 
Sewer Commissioners. 



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Work on filter beds was started about the middle of June, 
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opens the filter beds will be finished. The C. H. Eglee Co., 
to whom the contract for building the sewers was awarded, 
started work on June 30 and approximately finished in the 
latter part of November. 

The following tables show the size, length and location of 
sewers and sub-drains built in 1898. 



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A general description of the changes in the original sys- 
tem, with an outlet into the Merrimac River, made necessary 
by an outlet onto filter bed is as follows : 

From a point on Central Street near Essex Street a 10 inch 
sewer is built through private land to Essex street, thence a 
12 inch sewer through private land and Main Street, follow- 
ing in general the line of the old railroad location to High 
Street, thence a 15 inch sewer through High Street to a point 
near Pray's Road, thence a 12 inch iron inverted siphon 
through High Street, public and private land, to a point in 
Andover near the junction of the Shawsheen River and the 
boundary line between Andover and Lawrence. At this 
point the sewage is collected in a settling tank and through 
an automatic flush tank discharged onto the filter beds. 

Twenty-two beds have been partly graded containing about 
four and two-tenths acres actual filtering area exclusive of 
banks and about six acres including banks. 

About one-half acre of filter beds has been prepared at the 
blow off; at the low point of the inverted siphon. 

The sewage that cannot be discharged by gravity into the 
intercenting sewer is collected at the pumping station on 
Main Street near the stone bridge from which point it is 
pumped through a 6 inch iron pipe into the intercepting 
sewer at the junction of High and Harding Streets. 

No especial difficulties have been met with in the prose- 
cution of the work. In parts of the town, where ground 
water was found, sub-drains were laid under the sewers. The 
sub-drains were of great assistance while building the sewers 
and made it possible to make tight joints. As a result of the 
sub-drains and a special joint the leakage of ground water 
into the sewers is comparatively unimportant, amounting to 
only 5900 gals, per mile per twenty-four hours, or at the rate 
of about one drop per joint every other second. On the 
basis of one drop per second per joint we have the following 
results: Joints every three feet give about 8800 gal. per 
mile per twenty-four hours. (Joints every two feet give 



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about 13,200 gals, per mile per twenty-four hours). Great 
care should be taken in all future extensions as well as with 
house connections to see that each joint is properly made 
and three feet lengths of pipe should be used when 
possible. 

Joints were made with Rosendale cement mixed one to one 
and were made as follows : A strip of cloth wide enough to 
thoroughly cover the joint and long enough to be passed un- 
der and around the pipe and lap three to four inches was 
placed partly under the bell of the pipe last laid. Cement 
was then placed in the bottom of the bell and cloth. Two 
small wooden blocks to centre the next pipe to be laid, was 
then bedded in the cement. The pipe was then laid and the 
joint filled with cement by means of rubber mittens and a 
small rammer. Cement was then put on the joint so as to 
entirely cover the end of the bell. The cloth was then fas- 
tened around the pipe so that the cement was held firmly in 
place while setting. 

As all the ground water, that enters the sewers, has to be 
treated and an increase in the leakage means an increase in 
the filtering area the importance of tight sewers is readily 
seen. 

Considering the unavoidable delays during the early part 
of the year, the town is to be congratulated on the amount of 
work finished. 

As two methods for disposal of the sewage have been dis- 
cussed, it may be of interest to give a brief account of how 
and why the filter bed scheme was finally adopted. 

The State Board of Health in their communication of July 
7, 1893 to the Sewer Commissioners, suggested that " pro- 
vision should be made for carrying as much of the sewage of 
the town as can be conveyed by gravity, either to suitable 
porous land, where it can be purified by Alteration before 
being discharged into the Shawsheen River, or to the Merri- 
mac River." 



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The report of McClintock & Woodfall submitted in Janu- 
ary 1894, fully discussed these two methods suggested by the 
State Board of Health and submitted estimates of their com- 
parative cost. 

It was further suggested in this report that a temporary 
outlet into the Shawsheen River might be permissible for a 
few years, or until the town should decide whether to build 
to the Merrimac River, or to build filter beds and thus 
treat the sewage. 

The engineers' report and plans were submitted to the 
State Board of Health and on March 2, 1894, they replied as 
follows, viz : — 

" The Board has not sufficiently investigated the plans 
submitted to enable it to advise as to the best method for 
the permanent disposal of the sewage of the town, although, 
judging from the report of your engineers, it seems prob- 
able that it will be best to discharge the sewage into the 
Merrimac River." Further on, in the same communication, 
they say that an outlet into the Shawsheen River is not a 
suitable one. 

The town meeting of March 1894 having failed to make 
an appropriation for sewers, any further effort on the part 
of the Sewer Commissioners, at that time, was unnecessary 
and the question was allowed to stand with the State Board 
of Health's disapproval of the Shawsheen River outlet and 
uncertainty as to their final judgment on the Merrimac 
River outlet. 

The Acts of 1895, Chapter 386, allow the town of Andover 
to lay out and construct a system of sewerage with an outlet 
into the Merrimac River, provided the proposed system be ap- 
proved by the State Board of Health. 

Between 1894 and 1898 more or less study was made of 
the sewerage problem, more particularly as to tin 4 final dis- 
posal of the Be wage. 

Section 15 of Chapter 38(3 of the Acts of 1895 fully pro- 
tected the town of North Andover and made it possible for 



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the State Board of Health at any time, after certain prelim- 
inary formalities, to compel the town of Andover to build 
filter beds and treat its sewage before discharging it into the 
Merrimac River. 

This action was possible notwithstanding the fact that the 
City of Lawrence and various other large cities were dis- 
charging all their sewage in a crude state into the river above 
the proposed outlet of the Andover system. 

The amendment of this Section by Chapter 139 of the Acts 
of 18 H7 made it necessary to show that an existing nuisance 
" must be caused by the sewage of the town of Andover." 
The presence of the usual unsoluble articles, at and near the 
sewer outlet, would make it an easy matter to prove that the 
sewage of the town of Andover was there and it is fair to 
surmise that in a very few years action would be brought 
against the town, under this Act, which would necessitate 
the building of filter beds. 

The cost of such filter beds would be as great at one time 
as another, and if built in connection with a long and costly 
outlet into the Merrimac river, would increase the outlay on 
the part of the town, by the cost of the outlet sewer between 
the filter beds and the Merrimac river, as this outfall sewer 
would not be built if the filter beds were built at first. 

Increased information as to the filtering properties of dif- 
ferent materials, and a further study of the ground, devel- 
oped the possibility of securing a sufficient area of available 
land, situated at a height to permit a discharge by gravita- 
tion for the grearer part of the village sewage. This fact 
was taken advantage of and a high and low level system de- 
signed, by means of which the greater part of the sewage 
flows directly to the filter beds ; and a small part of it is to 
be pumped. 



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The State Board of Health, in their letter of May 7, 1898, 
advised against the Merrimac river outlet. 

May 20, 1898, the Sewer Commissioners filed a new appli- 
cation and plans with the State Board of Health for their 
approval. These plans were approved June 8, 1898. 

Respectfully submitted, 

McClintock and Woodfall.